Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse is predicting that Mitt Romney will win the first presidential debate against Barack Obama this week, saying Romney has had more time to prepare while Obama has been running the country.
“Mitt Romney has had a lot more time to debate, the president has not debated in the past four years in terms, of a campaign debate,” Woodhouse told Fox News. “I think the president will hold his own, but he’s not known for sound bites. And these are 60-second, 90-second responses.”
The first debate is on Wednesday in Denver over domestic policy.
Woodhouse added that Democrats are “trying to be realistic about expectations because the president is lucky to be able to devote three consecutive hours to debate preparation.”
According to Fox, Woodhouse gave Romney credit for being a good debater and said he wants to see Obama “talk from his heart about where the country was and where he wants to take the country.”
Woodhouse said he wants to hear specifics from Romney about his economic plans instead of just “zingers.”
“It’s going to be interesting to see if Mitt Romney will bring more than just zingers to get under the president’s skin,” he said. “It would be nice if he came with some substance for example like his tax plan or his plan to voucherize Medicare.”