AirTalk for October 16, 2012

Round Two: Obama vs. Romney

Charlie Neibergall/AP

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama talk after the first presidential debate at the University of Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.

Tonight at Hofstra University on Long Island, N.Y. Mitt Romney will try to keep his momentum going while President Barack Obama will do his best to mount a comeback after a disappointing performance two weeks ago in Denver. There is pressure on Obama to show more fight, but not necessarily to appear combative with his re-election on the line. In this, their second face-off, eyes will also be on moderator Candy Crowley as she has hinted at wanting to play an active role at the event.

The election is 21 days away, how much is stake for the candidates tonight? Who gets the edge with Candy Crowley vowing to be more active than Jim Lehrer was in round one? Are voters expecting President Obama to be more aggressive, or are debates not his strong suit?

Guest:

Ginger Gibson, national political reporter, POLITICO


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