Romney’s advisers have a simple strategy: They want their candidate to balance his finely tuned arguments with personal warmth. Since Romney is a reserved man, his advisers acknowledge that it will be difficult for him to endear himself to the country, especially under the hot studio lights. But they consider it critical. “This is really about introducing him to the country,” a Romney adviser says. “It’s the largest audience he has ever had. Everybody’s watching.”
So the key to winning the debate is to appear human? He hasn’t tried to appear human during the past six years he’s been running for president? Good luck with that.
- The Romney campaign’s debate strategy: Try to appear human, not suck (dailykos.com)
- Wonkbook: The number of presidential elections decided by debates? Zero. (washingtonpost.com)
- On debate eve, Ann Romney describes Mitt’s compassion (kdvr.com)