Tasks, terrain clear for first presidential debate
Mitt Romney spent much of Tuesday near his Denver hotel, about 20 minutes from Wednesday night’s debate stage. President Obama was 800 miles away, just outside Las Vegas. Both devoted much of the day to practicing for an event that could tip the race for the White House. The two candidates will face off at the University of Denver for the first of three debates. Romney needs to shift the trajectory of the race, and soon; early balloting has already started, and polls show crucial swing states moving in Obama’s direction.