2:47 pm ET
Bob Shrum and I discussed the Obama/Romney face-offs with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC. Here are some of the points I made:
If I was going to give the edge to one of them it’d be the President, simply because, between his debates with then-Senator Clinton and his debates against John McCain, he’s not going to have that hard-swallow moment when he’s out there dealing with the pressure.
The President is well aware of everything Mitt Romney is going to try to say and if Mitt Romney succeeds in getting off a critique of the President — that he’s been a failure or that he doesn’t tell the truth — you can bet that the President is going to have a pretty good comeback. Because almost every accusation that Mitt Romney can make, the President can make a counter accusation on the same point. It’s that moment, if Romney pulls it off, I am confident the President will come back. Can Romney then respond again in an effective way? We’ve never seen him do that.
You can watch the whole segment above.