After the first debates on October 3rd in Denver, Colorado Romney re-energized the Republican base. It was after Obama’s admitted poor performance that Biden went on the attack aggressively going after Ryan in the Vice Presidential debates. Although Biden was criticized for his sarcastic snickering and interruptions- Biden did well enough to recharge the Democratic Party.
Both sides seemed to be pleased by the Vice Presidential debates. Although Biden showed a side that seemed to be disrespectful- President Obama being much more calm and collected, will need to be energized and yet more empathetic than Biden. It is predicted that President Obama will be much more prepared to show his aggressive side tomorrow at Hofstra University, in New York.
One of the issues Romney has been criticized for is that his 5-point plan is not detailed enough. However, Romney has since simplified his plan to a 5-point strategy because he was criticized for having a lengthier plan in the past. His lengthy 59-point policy plan “I Believe in America” is a 160-page document. It is an extremely detailed proposal for job and economic growth. Contrary to what some have said about it not being available for voters, all one has to do is search the web.
President Obama will likely bring up Bain & Co. President Obama claims that Romney shipped jobs oversees however, factcheck.org stated:
“We reported that the Obama campaign had failed to back up its claims (“Obama’s ‘Outsourcer’ Overreach,” June 29), partly because Romney had left Bain in February 1999 to run the 2002 Winter Olympic and wasn’t actively in charge of the company at the time.”
Romney will need to be prepared to answer questions about when he worked at Bain & Co as a consultant, and have answers to any scrutiny over offshoring manufacturing jobs. However with the unemployment rate at 7.8 percent, President Obama will likely be criticized for the current unemployment rate and the high federal and national debt. President Obama will have to be prepared to answer questions on the economy.
The late U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and the request for security assistance at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya will likely be a hot topic in the debates. In the VP showdown Biden denied having any knowledge of such security needs. But, according to an NPR article “Libyan Militiamen Says He Warned U.S. Of Dangers”- militia leader Mohammed el Gharabi did warn the U.S. of the deteriorating security in Benghazi.
President Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both have a lot to gain and a lot to lose in this next town-hall debate. President Obama has to be prepared to be energized, but not so aggressive that it turns off potential voters as Biden did. While, Romney has to be just as aggressive as in the first debate, not let his guard down, and be prepared to be as detailed with his answers as possible.
For more information on either candidate, what is factual or not factual, one can visit factcheck.org.