Monday 20 October 2014

Obama and Romney head-to-head


US President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at last meet face-to-face tonight to duel for the White House in the first of three debates, just 33 days before American voters decide their fates. Obama heads into the showdown in Denver with a narrow lead in his bid to become only the second Democrat since World War II to win a second term.
Left: US President Barack Obama listens to the national anthem during the Joplin High School Commencement Ceremony at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri, on May 21, 2012. Right: US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sings the national anthem at a debate sponsored by CNN and the Republican Party of Arizona at the Mesa Arts Centre in Mesa, Arizona, on February 22, 2012. Photo: Getty Images
Republican Romney, down in almost all the key battleground states, seeks a sharp change of momentum in a race that seems to be slipping away.
Left: The US President hugs his wife Michelle during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 6, 2012. Right: The US Republican presidential candidate embraces his wife Ann during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 28, 2012.
Left: The US President speaks during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Centre in Jacksonville, Florida, on July 19, 2012. Right: the Republican presidential hopeful addresses the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011.

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