|Source:ABC News- Mitt vs. Barry in 2012|
Source:ABC News: Good Morning America- Bianna Goldryga: 'Mitt Romney vs. President Obama: Preparation, Strategy and Countdown to the 2012 Election'
The first presidential debate should be looked at like a championship fight for President Obama and Mitt Romney: where the President is the current champion and a tie goes to the champion. So what Mitt has to do is win the first debate and to look like he's one. If the debate is a tie or President Obama comes out as the clear winner, this election will remain a 5-7 lead for President Obama. With the President leading in most if not all of the battleground states or his lead will get even bigger and might close the sale for this election and open up a lead that Mitt can't come back from.