President Obama will make adjustments for his second debate with Mitt Romney, senior campaign adviser David Axelrod said Sunday morning.
“I think he is going to make some adjustments on Tuesday,” Axelrod said on “Fox News Sunday.”
What specifically will viewers of Tuesday night’s debate see? Axelrod wouldn't get too specific about strategy, but said Obama will "be aggressive in making the case for his view of where we should go as a country."
“I’d just encourage you to watch and show up,” Axelrod said, adding, “We saw Gov. Romney sort of serially walk away from his own proposals, and certainly the president’s going to be willing to challenge him on it.”
Obama and Romney will debate for the second time Tuesday night at Hofstra University in New York. Romney's first debate performance won him wide praise, while Obama's performance prompted questions for Democrats about his readiness for the showdown. Unlike the Oct. 3 debate in Denver, Tuesday’s debate will operate like a town hall, with voters posing questions to the candidates.
Speaking on the same program as Axelrod on Sunday, senior Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said that Romney would continue to take the fight to Obama Tuesday night, as he did during their first meeting.
“I think the governor is going to do what he did at the last debate. He’s going to talk about his agenda, he’s going to talk about his policies, and there is a big choice election here between President Obama's policies and Governor Romney's policies,” said Gillespie.