Washington (CNN) - The expectations are very different for Obama vs. Romney, Round 2. And the stakes are enormous.
Democrats are nervous. A race many of them thought was a lock just a few weeks ago is now a dead heat, the momentum with the other side.
Watch CNN's coverage of Tuesday's presidential debate starting at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV, CNN.com and via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Web users can become video editors with a new clip-and-share feature that allows them to share favorite debate moments on Facebook and Twitter. Click here for 13 reasons to watch the debate only on CNN.
During Mr. Romney’s four-year term as governor of Massachusetts, he cumulatively spent more than a year — part or all of 417 days — out of the state, according to a review of his schedule and other records. More than 70 percent of that time was spent on personal or political trips unrelated to his job, a New York Times analysis found.
Mr. Romney, now the Republican presidential nominee, took lengthy vacations and weekend getaways. But much of his travel was to lay the groundwork for the presidential ambitions he would pursue in the 2008 election, two years after leaving office.
During his last year as governor, he was largely an absentee chief executive. In October 2006, for example, he was out of the state all or part of 25 days.
Why are Democrats nervous? Because they realize that it takes more than pretty words, charismatic speeches, motivational speeches, selling a fairtytale like Obama sold voters in 2008 to run our country???? the end result was no jobs, horrible economy, borrowing endlessly, no hope for the future, people losing their homes, cars, savings, investments, businesses and now we have a dead Ambassador, 3 dead Navy Seals and the Obama administration couldn't handle it.