Destination 270

SMU Students Analyze the 2012 Presidential Election

Debate Daze

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Well Folks, the long awaited day is here. Its October 3rd. 90 days till we reach the fiscal cliff and 33 days until the election. But, most importantly, its debate time.

The media has built this up as Romney’s chance to rejuvenate his campaign, and get back on message. Even though many are unsure of why might happen tonight, Governor Chris Christie was extremely confident in his candidate when he spoke to the media.


“I’m not gonna … come on this morning and sugar-coat the last couple of weeks – they’ve been tough,” Christie said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” program. “But here’s the great news for Republicans: We have a candidate who is going to do extraordinarily well on Wednesday night – the first time he has the opportunity to sit on the same stage with the president of the United States, and the first time a majority of people who are gonna vote in this race will have the opportunity to make that direct comparison.

“He’s gonna come in Wednesday night, he’s gonna lay out his vision for America and he’s gonna contrast what his view is to what the president’s record is,” Christie added. “And this whole race is gonna be turned upside down come Thursday morning.”

The Obama campaign has had the luxury of avoiding most of the pressure for this debate. Instead, the general wisdom has all eyes on Romney. However, in an attempt to move all the attention off of their candidate, the Romney team has made it clear that they will try and fact-check Obama throughout the debate.

No matter what, it will serve as an interesting debate to watch. And, as always, tune into CNN so you can see SMU students (like myself) work with undecided voters and see what they want in this election. Get ready for the battle royale!


Author: savvystephens

A history major trying to find out what the lessons of life are.

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