If you were watching the first debate, we all know that Obama did not bring his 'A-game'. His usuall charismatic and quick minded ways just didn't come through as he responded to the spitfire commentary of Mitt Romney. President Obama has since come out saying that he was "too polite" and plans to change his approach at the next debate.
I have to agree that Obama was, in fact, too polite. With the video that had surface in the weeks leading up to the debate of Mitt Romney claiming that nearly half of our country simply chooses to live off of welfare rather than work to get off of it, I found that disheartening. It's not to say that there aren't those who abuse the system, but that is most definitely a statement that I found offensive. There are plenty of families working hard to provide for their families and still just cannot do so. I would have loved to have heard Mitt answer to that a bit more when discussing the economy.
The President and Mitt Romney have been hitting the Virginia campaign trail pretty hard because we are one of the battleground states - so it's important to them that they work to sway those undecided voters. As of this week, Obama is holding a 50 to 47 percent lead over Romney. But there is 3% undecided and with the President losing his once large 8 point lead, it's looking like a tighter race.
I'm working hard to keep focus on the issues that are important to me and my family and I find it all overwhelming to keep track of where these candidates are going with their plans - but in general, I think I know where I plan to vote - do you?
I'm looking forward to seeing the President actually engage Mitt Romney a bit more and hold him accountable for some of his words on the campaign trail and otherwise. I also look forward to hearing them both break down some specifics of their plans...if they will ever get to that.
What questions still linger in your mind about the candidates and their plans for our country?
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