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Romney, Obama camps lower debate expectations
On Thursday, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney for favoring the rich, while the Republican blasted the president on the floundering economy.
On Thursday, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney for favoring the rich, while the Republican blasted the president on the floundering economy.
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ith five days left before the first presidential debate, the campaigns for Mitt Romney and President Obama are trying to lower expectations. Romney's senior adviser Beth Myers sent a memo to surrogates on Thursday, writing that President Obama will use his "ample rhetorical gifts" to attack Romney. She continued, "This will be the eighth one-on-one presidential debate of his political career. For Mitt Romney, it will be his first." Team Obama also tried to lower expectations by praising Romney as "quick, polished, and ready with a punchy attack." The debate will take place Oct. 3 at the University of Denver.

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