President Obama’s campaign will be avoiding the “zingers” and focusing on the issues “We also saw in reports that Mitt Romney and his team have been working on zingers and special lines for months,” said Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki, according to pool reports. “That’s not what the President’s focus is on. So if you’re expecting that, that’s probably not what he’s going to deliver on. As I said, he’s speaking directly to the American people and we know what they want to hear is what his plan is for moving the country forward, and that’s what we’re hoping he can deliver on, on Wednesday.”
The New York Times reported on Friday, “Mitt Romney’s team has been working to make sure he avoids coming off as a scold. His sparring partner, Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, channeling Mr. Obama, has gone after him repeatedly, to the point of being nasty. The goal is to get Mr. Romney agitated and then teach him how to keep his composure, look presidential”
The first presidential debate is Wednesday, October 3, at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.