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President Obama downplaying expectations for Wednesday's debate.
Saying he's an OK debater.
But according to a new Washington Post ABC news poll.
55% of likely voters think the president will win this first debate while 31%.
-- bomb anyway talk about an -- joining me now Ed Klein author of the New York Times best holiday amateur.
And great to see you and this is all very cute -- downplay it it's it's one of those.
I can't think of another moment of modesty of a part of this president other -- That this example of trying to manage expectations of golden throated -- -- suddenly is.
A bumbling I don't know if I can handle myself on -- -- now it and the idea that he is now such heavy favorite to win the debate that that surely -- work -- -- newspaper almost expended ten Americans think.
Obama's gonna take this debate so Romney goes in -- the underdog.
If he does well -- exceed those expectations.
I think he's got a good chance of winning this debate.
And what about you've been very clear that if you you're not overly impressive.
There are threatened capabilities he has no build partner in that regard.
He's going to be prompter free what are the part of the financials we've seen Obama -- Are there are 57 states in the union and then goes.
And some kind of Rick just takes over his face and he looks like he's caught in the lights -- -- Gear you know whatever he doesn't.
-- that -- the sweet spot.
Starts to crumble a little bit because with the -- is so important to them so you think that he did.
Who is more gaffe -- here who has who do you think the greater likelihood of committing.
While significant are mistake I sure hope -- doesn't -- 101000 dollar -- -- -- But I will never forget a -- our governor Rick -- space.
-- -- Or governor Robert offered director of development on dollar got to go as a Governor Perry burger court Tucker well awful lot of Obama's gonna have to think what I would bookstore have to fell to make 101000 dollars note and I didn't see the pictures with the with the big walk out of cash.
-- President as well -- -- well you know that.
Mitt Romney -- the businessman.
Not a politician group.
At heart offering an ally and I had you can sell me a lot of things you can't tell me -- This is a man who's been running for president now for years five years and he's it all he's a former governor.
He spent the last part of his life but -- seeking public -- I agree with you of course.
But his head is like -- business man's head which -- You say whatever comes into your mind because you're the CEO.
You're you're laying down the rules for everybody health and very often he doesn't.
Calculate what's the implications of what -- -- are you by experts -- CEOs is quite different I found CEOs to be guarded extremely careful.
And not swashbuckling types of all.
But rather very careful.
Very calculating and appropriately so that may be Romney's not a great businessman and we thought it points while the money says differently -- -- pretty -- business.
What do you think is going on here in Libya I mean this are divisive that you talked of the FBI with the FBI.
FB IA this whole -- -- Tripoli this whole thing is being run at a Chicago.
By David -- and -- -- All they're trying to do is get through this election.
Without the president having to take responsibility.
For the greatest.
Intelligence failure since 9/11 five weeks ago can they get over that I don't think so I think finally the mainstream media which.
Out to lunch on this story has begun to.
Engage in the story and you see it now here in there New York Times the LA times.
Now you chose three words -- about -- are we ago in the tank didn't expected at a client always great to see you.
And -- expert author of.
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