Obama out to seize momentum from Romney in debate

CREATED Oct 16, 2012

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The pressure is on President Barack Obama to deliver a Goldilocks performance in the second debate:

Not too cool, as he was in his first, listless encounter with Mitt Romney. And not too hot, as some critics styled Vice President Joe Biden in his faceoff with Paul Ryan.

With the race extremely tight and little time left for a breakout moment, Obama is intent on getting the porridge just right in a 90-minute, one-on-one faceoff Tuesday at Hofstra University on New York's Long Island.

The candidates will take questions on domestic and foreign policy from an audience of about 80 of the coveted uncommitted voters whom both campaigns are so furiously courting with just three weeks left until Election Day.

 

 

DEBATE WATCH PARTIES
When: Oct. 16 and 22
Where: Super Mex, 6450 S. Durango Drive (near Sunset)
The watch parties start at 3 p.m. with Live and Local with Kevin Wall. Watch the debate from 6 to 7:30 and participate in a town hall with Kevin Wall from 7:30 to 8.

DEMOCRAT WATCH PARTY
When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16
Where: Murphy's Law Irish Pub and Restaurant, 1590 E. Flamingo Road

GOP WATCH PARTY
When: 5:45 p.m. Oct. 16
Where: Team Nevada Las Vegas (Summerlin) HQ, 9640 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 160

UNLV DEBATE VIEWING PARTY
When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16
Where: Wright Hall, Building C, Room 144, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Faculty, students, staff and the community are invited to watch the debate. After the debate, UNLV political science professors Ted Jelen and David Fott will join UNLV communication studies professor Jacob Thompson for analusis and a Q&A with the audience.

The UNLV debate team will host another viewing party on Oct. 22. A panel of experts for that viewing party will be announced soon.