They both sort of muddle through their first term and the first debate as an incumbent:
(A Commentary By Scott Rasmussen, the right leaning pollster)
But it also leads to a second question. How will the president perform in the second debate? Incumbent presidents often struggle in the first debate and do better in the second. Ronald Reagan may be the greatest example of this.
After a very poor performance in the first debate of 1984, many wondered whether Reagan's age had caught up with him. Walter Mondale and his team thought they had a chance. But the veteran performer turned it all around at the beginning of the second debate by pledging not to make his "opponent's youth and inexperience an issue" in the campaign. Even Mondale laughed, although he had to know his chances of winning the election disappeared at that moment.
Does Obama have a comeback like that in him? We'll find out on Oct. 16.
there hasn't been one day during the entire Obama presidency when as many Americans were working as on the day President Bush left office...research it.....gdp at 1.5%....much lower than the Reagan real recovery.
Mr. Nusiance: And the original poster is Albert Einstein....while you are a right wing nazi....they are diametrically opposed you #$%$. You continue to prove why the vast majority of new inventions, patents, and new companies continue to be developed in blue states.
To coin another political quote.. sort of...; Obama is no Ronald Reagan. Otherwise the economy would be in much much better shape. Besides Obama couldn't do much worse in the next debate. He is bound to do better in a venue he feels more comfortable with. Maybe Romney won't cheat this time, or the air will be thicker, or he won't be districted by personal problems, or in your case won't spring another brilliant trap like he did on Wednesday. I am sure I missed a few excuses for his lousy performance.