Election 2012

Obama, Romney Look to Win over Undecided at Debate Tonight

They may want to step away from the canned talking points, then


After jousting from afar for months, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will meet Wednesday night in one of their last best chances to sway undecided voters and solidify support among the party faithful.

For 90 minutes beginning at 9 p.m. EDT, the presidential candidates will share a stage at the University of Denver, laying out their ideas about domestic issues. The first of three televised presidential debates will heavily emphasize the economy, with both men trying to persuade voters that they understand their struggles and can improve the economic landscape in the next four years.

The campaigns have prepared intensively for this moment. The president started his day Wednesday in Nevada, where he has been in preparation mode at a sprawling resort for the last few days, working with a small contingent of advisers.