Sunday, October 14, 2012

“Well, the president can change his style,” Romney campaign adviser Ed Gillespie said on the same program. “He can change his tactics. He can’t change his record. And he can’t change his policies. And that’s what this election is about.”

Obama Will Be More ‘Aggressive’ in Second Debate, Axelrod Says - Mary Bruce/ABC @marykbruce

President will be ‘more energetic’ in second debate, but Romney campaign says Obama ‘can’t change his record’ - Callum Borchers/Boston Globe

Two days ahead of the second presidential debate of the general election, the Obama campaign promised a more animated president, but the Romney campaign said it won’t matter because the Republican nominee has seized the momentum.

The president “knew as he’s watched the tape of that [first] debate that he’s got to be more energetic,” Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think you’ll see somebody who’s very passionate about the choice that our country faces and putting that choice in front of voters.”

At second presidential debate, pressure will be on Obama - Chris Cillizza/Washington Post
Why One Bad Debate Sapped Obama's Strength - Joshua Green/BloombergBusinessWeek
Tuesday’s debate is at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
The forum will run from 9 to 10:30 ET, 6 to 7:30 PT

Moderated by Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent), the second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

Each debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC among others.

Each debate will be streamed live online. Check back here for details.