Town Hall Format a Challenge for Candidates?
FBN’s Neil Cavuto on the second debate between Obama and Romney.
- Duration 6:44
- Date Oct 16, 2012
FBN’s Neil Cavuto on the second debate between Obama and Romney.
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Anything do you deal like any is -- -- what this world response I think it's just headlines in the normal -- and real quick on this day before we asked about the debate are now.
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-- tonight that these debates they're they always contain surprises ever by surprise by Mitt Romney's performance last time in the lack of one.
From President Obama what do you think is going to be the wild factor to look out -- night.
This -- -- -- that you for that to happen I mean you anything can but it is.
It you know you're involving a studio audience here asking questions.
It now the host wants to be able to -- at some -- -- those questions both -- as you know gotten back -- the -- -- -- That wasn't on our understanding what kind of -- -- growing would be doing.
But but it will see I think it's harder to go directly after your opponent.
When you really responding to questions from.
The audience -- hand although Bill Clinton was pretty adroit at this at 99 B do we love this sort of the venue because.
He would immediately take the question and turn it around so let's say a central campaign -- And then go back at -- George Bush senior the incumbent disable this is what's not been happening -- stewardship so there is a way to work this.
To your advantage but for those waiting for a -- To be kind of in your face Obama tonight.
For the president this is a very challenging venue to do that which might be okay as it stands because of the president go too far -- -- Joseph Biden.
My boomerang on him anyway.
Or even to pull an Al Gore which would be one of the -- tonight if you try to challenge.
Mitt Romney and that is one of the more awkward debate moments of all time and Al Gore got up.
In this town that day dad 2000 and and bush it was like me in -- co anchoring bush -- the president's coming up got a look at what you do it.
You know that was a famous point let you know because you have a -- -- blood vessels format here.
There will be cut away shots on the other guy and there's -- aware that -- think particularly the president as.
So you can't be doing that George Bush senior thing -- -- look at your watch.
I understand that an old debate since candidates have not even brought their lost in the -- invasion.
But I I figured that you wanna watch the -- rolling witnessing this sign.
Maybe the Joseph Biden smiling and laughing -- I guess everything in moderation -- it's gonna be -- I'm always amazed what.
Ends up being the key thing to watch it is using something.
Very yes of one -- -- citizens as well I notice in the first debate in Denver why didn't the president looked at Mitt Romney more.
And I did notice Mitt Romney constantly looking.
And -- the president to his face in his face which are not on some level obviously registered high noticed as well as the did vice presidential debate and -- -- you guys.
Notice it is as well that did whatever the substance of arguments.
It was that constant smiling.
-- and and almost a point that was a little unsettling and an erupting -- -- I think golden.
Paul Ryan water drinking all it's this is gonna -- a bit.
It's because should get diesel -- you know lots I don't know I don't know I think given -- -- form they should bring chicken wings and.
That point -- and they could relax.
How a lot of love that -- call about the president's mouth on this Thanksgiving is the only way -- can get -- any day with -- and you have to do you know all about that -- battle -- one thing that the Wall Street Journal did point out there was interstate.
Obama seemed to be very.
-- critical all of Mitt Romney Mitt Romney's proposals.
To his detriment during the last debate residents selling his own record or at least.
Selling what he will do in the future do you think we hear more of them from the president on that note tonight.
I don't know they get so much advice here hello -- it is -- -- either party but I will say -- that.
The criticism of the president was that he did very little to sell its own policies and let Mitt Romney so it is.
The criticism the Joseph Biden was he wouldn't let his opponents even get out his policies.
It was just too busy ripping -- so.
There might be a fine line in between I'm not sure what that is for the president.
There's a higher bar because -- -- asked to look president so -- I don't know why we always say that I mean there's nothing on presidential about getting in someone's face but I suppose.
It it it seems that there is so.
I think it's your visit the president and you realize you had a lousy first today -- he's acknowledged as much.
And you can pretty much say given the tight -- on the vice presidential debate.
That your vice president did at the very least a better job -- you.
Then its incumbent upon you to be a little bit more aggressive without seeming like here you know -- of -- so.
How they pull that off.
The balance I don't know but the pressure is on the president and up and Debbie people forget this is where all these debates he's forty some -- debates -- Mitt Romney.
Has had so many of his campaign forums have been built much like -- studio audience tonight in the -- about it.
He's had a lot of practice here someone was telling me that if you include campaign events in which he is utilized the studio audience all of filled audio.
He's had a hundred such venues the president under a dozen so you do the methods that's a lot of prep.
That is a lot of practice so watch still the night as we will starting at 8 o'clock leading up and -- on foxbusiness.com yet another survey.
Of people can.
-- and write and tell you.
What diligently candidates are saying it's an online survey for people to respond what are they think of what they've seen and heard.
And it's sort of it is that it's not sites -- they -- as much as it is an immediate reaction.
What do you think of what you saw what would the strengths of the minuses but sometimes these can be corroborated later on with scientific -- -- That so roughly the same sort of sentiment so.
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