October 1st, 2012
02:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama in debate prep mode

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama is spending the next two days in Nevada gearing up for his first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign.

A senior campaign official tells CNN the president spent "some time" practicing Sunday night and then "reconvened" his sessions Monday morning.

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The president is staying at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort in Henderson, Nevada, after arriving midday on Sunday and is expected to depart late morning on Wednesday for the first presidential debate in Denver in the evening.

The official said Obama will likely take a break Monday and make a local stop, but gave no details on when or where he would be going.

The debate prep team is made up of senior campaign advisers and current or former senior White House advisers, including David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Gene Sperling, Ron Klain, Anita Dunn, and Brian Deese.

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Filed under: Nevada • President Obama • Presidential Debate
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. once upon a horse

    I for one hope the president can call out Romney on three things he has said that PolitiFacts say are not true

    The 700 billion medicare story
    the welfare for jobs story
    that Obama raised taxes on the middle class ( which he later tried to take back but to no avail)
    it is not very easy to lie on a person when standing right next to them..unless you're Newt Gingrich.

    October 1, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  2. Silence DoGood

    I want to see the Green Party and Libertarians there. The DNC-RNC media circus debate is totally scripted and misses the real issues.

    Vote to break the ONE party system. Vote NOT DNC-RNC.
    Tell them we are tired of the corporate Status Quo.

    October 1, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The debate won't change my mind because what's most important to myself as well as many other voters is that we never deny the rights of American citizens to vote or an election is stolen.

    October 1, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  4. Ellen

    It'll be easy to debate against Mitt Romney. However, it'd be interesting to see how Obama would fare against Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, who are also candidates for president. The American people should be able to see ALL of the candidates.

    October 1, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  5. bluemountain

    Is there anyone over 12 yrs old (at least mentally) that writes comments on this site?
    Clue: Insults are not comments.

    October 1, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  6. truth hurts

    Only two days to practice the snake oil pitch and to try and keep all the lies straight???? Good luck with THAT one!

    October 1, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  7. Griff.

    "Just show's what Glorious Gloria knows about 'Boxing'. Well I for one are not going to enligten her. "

    October 1, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  8. Griff.

    "Where as BB I'm sure knows just about everything!"

    October 1, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  9. Silence DoGood

    @ Ellen "fare against Gary Johnson and Jill Stein"

    Yes! Thank you. Every time I hear the media or sheepeople start with "you have two choices..." I cringe.

    Both Obama and Romney would fold like a stack of cards in a truly open unscripted debate.
    Because both are the same type of corporate media stooge.

    October 1, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  10. Gurgyl

    How about forty seven percent story that myth told in private meeting in FLORIDA????? Yes, on OBAMA12.

    October 1, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  11. Griff.

    "When you're alone, you're alone! There is no feeling worse, than feeling alone on a field of battle!!"

    October 1, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  12. shoukmi

    I wish you all the best Mr. President! I'll be cheering you.

    October 1, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  13. Griff.

    "Most ecouraging to me??? Whether Obama wins this election or not, Canada will win! We can't lose!!! If Obama is re elected, then you will invest in Canada more!!"

    October 1, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  14. Griff.

    You have no connections to the middle east, eccept the idiot Obama, and he wants the USA on it's knees. Canada has nothing else but allies in Europe and and Far east! Obama is a Muslim, and still wants to pretend his Arab friends are on your side!!"

    October 1, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |