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Aides say Obama will be energized during debate

Contend that president will change style

Two days before the second presidential debate of the general election, the Obama campaign promised a more animated president, but the Romney campaign said it would not matter because the Republican nominee has seized the momentum.

The president “knew as he’s watched the tape of that [first] debate that he’s got to be more energetic,” Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think you’ll see somebody who’s very passionate about the choice that our country faces and putting that choice in front of voters.”

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