Five weeks to go for the Election Day and both presidential contenders are getting ready to meet head-on in Denver for their first debate.
It’s interesting to see that both contenders are actually praising their rival at this stage.
One of Romney’s advisors has reportedly said that Obama will lead the debate, since he is one of the most gifted political orators in recent history.
The Obama camp, on the other hand, has said that the Republican nominee has advantage, having participated in dozens of debates throughout the Republican primary campaign.
Romney is still making efforts to hook up with voters, a challenging task for him since the Republican primaries. It is pertinent to mention here that Romney has spent more time collecting funds than campaigning in key states, where new polls show Obama gaining edge and growing lead.
"Both of these individuals have had ample experience debating, but Gov. Romney has had more practice recently, and practice counts," said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, who runs the non-partisan Annenberg Center at the University of Pennsylvania, according to CBS News. "The challenger has the opportunity to establish he is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the United States," she added. "A challenger who accomplishes that, in effect, wins the first debate."
The Republican presidential nominee is still being weighed down by the release of a secret footage that shows him demeaning 47 percent of Americans, pushing him to play up his understanding and compassion. And in spite of continuous promises by his campaign to present details, even some Romney followers say he is extremely unclear about his policies and plans. This is the reason that political gurus think Wednesday’s presidential debate is going to be crucial.
Some political analysts also say that both presidential candidates are hopeful of a big moment that Americans will commit to memory, like John McCain's incantation of an Ohio plumber who questioned Obama's tax proposal four years back.
In the face of unhappiness with President Obama among some voters, the republican has put in great effort to persuade America that he would be a better president. His political gurus have made progress recently in unifying his economic vision with a critical analysis and critique of Obama’s foreign policy.
Wednesday is going to be a big day, when both leaders will take on each other in front of millions of Americans and the international community.