Brand new polls released this morning show President Obama and Mitt Romney in a statistical dead heat. The race is seriously tight just as we head into the second presidential debate tomorrow night. Joining John Berman on “Early Start” with their expectations of the second presidential debate is Former Adviser to President Bill Clinton Richard Socarides and Former adviser to Jon Huntsman and John McCain and CNN Contributor Ana Navarro.
“I think the expectations on President Obama are not as high as they were in the first debate, Navarro says. “If he shows up and smiles and speaks up every now and then, he’s done better than he did in the first debate.” Navarro continues, “I think Mitt Romney understands it’s part of him continuing the momentum and President Obama understands it really is about him surviving to live, to fight another day."
Socarides says the president has “got a big challenge.” “He’s gotta be more aggressive,” Socarides says, especially in defining the “stark contrasts” in this election. “There are two very different competing visions for the country, and he has to really lay that out.”