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October 16th, 2012
12:25 PM ET

Obama Campaign's Psaki: President will be 'energized' at debate

Tonight, the presidential candidates face off again. It's the second of three debates, and the stakes couldn't be any higher for Mitt Romney and President Obama.

A new CNN poll of polls shows Romney leading Obama by one point, 48% to 47%. If you remember just a month ago it was the President who was leading.

Jen Psaki, the Obama Campaign's traveling press secretary, addresses questions of whether the U.S. Consulate attack in Libya will be addressed, and how the President is anticipating questions about security for American interests abroad.

"There's no one who cares more and is more focused on getting to the bottom of what happened in Libya than Secretary Clinton and President Obama," Psaki says. "They both have been working very hard on that every single day. They're participating - the administration is participating, cooperating and several investigations, one with Congress, one by the FBI. And they would love to find more information as soon as more information becomes available they'll provide that to the American people."

Psaki also addresses President Obama's preparedness this time around, after he received criticism for his first debate performance.

"He has watched the last debate and, you know, he is his own harshest critic. He is coming into this debate energized. People with expect to see a passionate President Obama delivering the case for why he has a better plan for the middle class. Ultimately this is about who is going to be better for the American people for the next four years. So who has a better education plan, who has a better plan for tax cuts, who has a better plan for health care. He feels good about that. He is not going to hide from his positions unlike his opponent. So, stay tuned for this evening."

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  1. RolanDo

    I see some of the posters here just don't get it. Biden made that smnteteat as part of his pitch to get the Son of Stimulus (aka Americans Jobless II Act) passed. After all there are still a lot of Jackass Party cronies out there who can use the money in companies that will fail, and you can bet your literal bottom dollar that Joe and Barack want them to get that opportunity. And now you know hat they are talking about when they say America is the land of opportunity. All you are getting from Biden and Obama are glittering generalities, but when it comes time to specify spending cuts, where regulations are to be reduced or abolished, etc., their only answer is tax, tax, tax. Every piece of legislation is a tax. Every business regulation is a tax. Every political manipulation of the economy is a tax. Every tax increases costs and increased costs mean increased prices that we the consumer pay.

    November 10, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Kanageloa

    Mr. Obama seem a bit more awake and with it during this debate. He didn't prove to me that he can make things happen. I look at the last three plus years and see little improvement. He has no real plan for the next four years so my support is going to have to be with Mr. Romney and his business experience and leadership.

    October 18, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse | Reply

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