Brian Darling Gives Predictions On Tonight’s Presidential Debate [AUDIO]
On the Tuesday edition of the Chad Hasty Show Brian Darling, senior fellow from the Heritage Foundation, talked with Chad Hasty about tonight's presidential debate.
Darling said that the town hall format of tonight's debate will present a challenge to the candidates, particularly for President Obama. Darling went on to say that it will be very tough for Obama to engage Romney directly like he would like to do, and that Obama generally has a tough time in situations where he does not have a teleprompter directly in front of him.
"I think the problem is Barack Obama is cursed by very high expectations. People hear him reading speeches off the teleprompter, think he's a great communicator, but it doesn't appear once he's on his own, once you have answer questions, he has a tough time doing it. All we need to do is look at the fact that he refuses to have press conferences, he doesn't take questions from reporters, he has a hard time thinking on his feet and getting off responses. I think he's going to have a tough go of it tonight."
As for Mitt Romney, Darling said he needs to be relaxed and "conversational" tonight. He believes the media will want to declare Obama the winner due to Obama's poor performance last time, so Romney really need to be on top of his game. Darling added that it's important for both candidates to be responsive to the questions and to the audience.
The second presidential debate will begin tonight just after 8 PM. You can listen to the debate live, as well as the debate after show with KFYO's Allen Corbin, right here on NewsTalk 790 KFYO.