It’s been several days since the first presidential debate. The polls reflect the “bump”, the candidates continue to duke it out, and the campaigns move on.
We’re not taking sides by saying a majority of Americans believe that Governor Romney was the debate winner. We also can’t say for sure why this was the outcome. We do know that Governor Romney practiced hard and had the benefit of more than a dozen primary debates to hone his skills.
President Obama hasn’t debated in public like this in four years, and wasn’t too keen on practicing. Hence the headline on October 1 in The Hill “Debate Prep is a Drag”.
At CommCore we always stress to our clients that proper rehearsal is the best way to prepare. It’s the punch line to the old joke “What’s the best way to Carnegie Hall? Practice, Practice, Practice.”