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Obama: "I feel fabulous" ahead of debate rematch

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 01:33

Oct. 16 - President Barack Obama is under pressure to perform superbly in the second presidential debate after Republican Mitt Romney's clear win in round one. Deborah Gembara reports.

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President Obama hours before his second debate. (Soundpop) "Mr. President, are you ready for tonight? How are you feeling about tonight?" SOUNDBITE: U.S President Barack Obama saying: "I feel fabulous. Look at this beautiful day." After his admittedly lackluster performance in the previous debate, many are looking for Obama to be more forceful and energetic when he and Mitt Romney go head to head on Tuesday night. Voters in Times Square offered these suggestions: SOUNDBITE: Glenn, New York resident saying: "Don't try to do nothing out of the ordinary, you know because everybody is going to be watching to see if he is speaking a little more better than before. So I just want him to be himself. Don't try to overdo it." SOUNDBITE: Nathan, California resident saying: "Everyone has already made up their mind before they even hear the issue and whatnot. So unfortunately, that's the case, but it's going to be helpful however for all those people who haven't made up their minds, and that keep their minds neutral and in the center." SOUNDBITE: Zulma, New York resident saying: "I mean, I know Mitt Romney has a game plan and I know he has been running for six years, so he's up to date on debates, but I really hope Obama steps up to the plate." Tuesday 's debate will be a town hall format with undecided voters asking the questions. While the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Obama gained ground on his Republican rival, with 46 percent to Romney's 43 percent, both men are well aware that a poor showing tonight could be fatal in a race this close.

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Obama: "I feel fabulous" ahead of debate rematch

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 01:33