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Debate Expectations

Lowered Expectations For Obama Before Second Debate

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

While nationwide polls remain close, President Barack Obama is gaining ground somewhere he might not have preferred -- the battle of lowered debate ex...

WATCH: Pundits On What To Expect From Tonight's Debate

The Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 10.03.2012 | Media

For all the eye-rolling and jabbering about the silliness of the debate expectations game presidential campaigns play every cycle, everyone--everyone-...

The Presidential Debate Expectation Game

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Over the next two weeks, when you hear that Romney is a debating machine or that Obama is too smooth to fail, don't listen. We're not looking for the candidate who exceeds expectations. We want the best person for the job. For the electorate, the best way to win the expectation game is not to play.

Jason Linkins

Romney's Public Confidence About Debates Is A Terrible Mistake

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

In just a few short weeks, the long-awaited series of presidential debates will begin at the University of Denver, where Jim Lehrer will pepper Presid...

Presidential Debate Preview: McCain Says He'll "Whip" Obama's "You-Know-What"

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Click here for complete coverage of tonight's debate*** Tonight is the third and final presidential debate, and the stakes are highest for John Mc...

No He Can't: Obama's Real Debate Problem

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Obama is not an expert debater, and if McCain's attempt to skip the first debate does nothing else, it suggests that this is Obama's turf.