Tuesday, December 4 2012, 06:19 PM MST
Romney, Obama Prepare For First Presidential Debate
(KUTV) A new Washington Post poll has President Obama with a 7-point lead over Mitt Romney among likely voters in swing states.
One of those states is Nevada – where President Obama is staying until Wednesday’s debate.
More than 11,000 people packed a high school in Las Vegas to listen to President Obama in Nevada. It was the President’s last scheduled appearance before the first Presidential debate on Wednesday.
Mitt Romney heads to Colorado Monday for last minute rehearsal. The candidate has been rehearsing since June. His running mate, Paul Ryan, say that the debate will not be a defining moment.
“I don’t think this one event will make or break the campaign,” said Ryan.
However, not everyone agrees. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addressed the debates, saying “Thursday morning you’re all going to be scratching your heads saying, ‘Wow! We have a barn-burner now for the next 33 days’.”
Wednesday’s debate will focus on domestic issues including the economy – but currently, Romney is focused on foreign policy and has been slamming the President over his handling of events in the Middle East.
In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Romney said the President has shown weakness in the Middle East. He said that President Obama had heightened the prospect of conflict and instability, saying that he “does not understand that an American policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder.”
White House aides say the President is looking forward to debating foreign policy with Mitt Romney.
“This President promised a few things in 2008,” said White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe, “He’d end the Iraq war, he did. He would take the fight to Al Qaeda and degrade them, he has.”
Romney is said to be planning a major foreign policy speed to deliver in the next few weeks.
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