DNC predicts Romney win in first debate against Obama in Denver

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 01, 2012 09:37 hrs

Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse has said that he thinks Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will win the first debate against President Barack Obama in Denver.

"Mitt Romney has had a lot more time to debate, the president has not debated in the past four years in terms, of a campaign debate. I think the president will hold his own, but he's not known for sound bites. And these are 60 second, 90 second responses," Woodhouse said.

Woodhouse said Democrats are "trying to be realistic about expectations because the president is lucky to be able to devote three consecutive hours to debate preparation".

According to the New York Post, he also called Romney a good debater and gave him credit for 'dispatching Newt Gingrich', who Woodhouse considers a pretty good debater.

He is looking to see Obama "talk from his heart about where the country was and where he wants to take the country".

Woodhouse said that he also wants to see Obama connect with Americans during the debate, the way he was able to do in Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention.

The first debate will focus on the economy, and Woodhouse wants specifics from Romney on his economic plans.

"It's going to be interesting to see if Mitt Romney will bring more than just zingers to get under the president's skin," he said.

"It would be nice if he came with some substance for example like his tax plan or his plan to voucher-size Medicare," he added. (ANI)

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