James Fallows recently published an excellent article over at The Atlantic on the upcoming Obama-Romney presidential debates. The bulk of the article focuses on Romney and his previous debate experiences, then finishes off with a list of factors going both for and against Obama in terms of their respective debate performances.
From the article:
If economic trends are bad enough—or, improbably, good enough—to turn the election into a runaway, we might look back and say that the debates didn’t matter. But in what gives every sign of being a close, bitter, expensive, and mostly negative contest, the way these men interact onstage could make a major difference.
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