Mitt Romney, President Obama Ready Themselves for Debate

Nicolle Wallace discusses the preparations for the 2012 presidential debates.
3:00 | 09/28/12

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Certainly taking nicolle wallace back. She's our newest political analyst. There in "game change." My ptsd is kicking in. Try to go back for a second. You and I have been inside the debate camps. Bring people inside mitt romney's room this weekend. Physically, it looks like the actual debate. They set up the podiums. They get out a tape measure. And make sure they are going to be as they are on debate night. Rob portman is playing obama. He's an eerily precise obama. I said with rob portman as obama than rob portman the senator we all know. Both men have a monumental undertaking for the first debate. One of them has to come off as nicer and less arrogant tn he really is. And the other one has to come across as more normal and less awkward than he is. You talk about president obama as more nicer and less arrogant. He does get irritable in the debates. His team is prepping him for to stay more patient. Right. Ththat for a second. They're asking both men to be something they're not. That's what makes the debate so dramatic. Really, what we're all waiting for, what we're watching for, is the moment when the real man breaks out. But more pressure on mitt romney in this deba. If you could say, what is his number one goal for this debate, it is? Romney needs to have a moment like we saw this week, when bill clinton introduced him, where his humanity shown through. He needs to do the impossible. He needs to orchestrate a moment where he can create that in a way that seems and feels spontaneous and natural. Near impossible. Nicolle wallace, thank you very much. We're going to talk about this and all of the politics sunday on "this week." Our headliner, new jersey governor chris christie.

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