Modesty will get you everywhere!
Just two days before the first presidential debate of the election, President Barack Obama told his supporters, “Governor Romney is a good debater. I’m just okay," while speaking at a campaign rally in Las Vegas.
Just with that statement alone, Obama already won. His coolness and humility will always trump the stiff and rigid nature of his opponent Mitt Romney.
Leading up to the debates, Obama will spend the next two days in seclusion at a lakefront hotel in nearby Henderson, Nev. with Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, who is playing Romney in mock-ups.
Charisma and charm is all that’s needed to win the debate on Wednesday, and Obama has the category wrapped up.
But there are a few other traits needed to win a debate, whether you're owning your opponent in high school or on the biggest stage in the country. Check them out below!
Hit the viewing audience with the facts; don't circle around an issue without landing.
Here's where Obama will score points, as he has three years proof of his accomplishments. Romney, on the other hand, will stick to the "script" of his talking points.
Neither debater is a real patriot if they aren't rocking their American flag pin. That's a main element of a debate: who's rocking that pin better?
Stay cool in the face of name-calling. Obama never plays that game, his tactic is to outsmart his opponent.
Attacking Romney's argument is the key, not him personally. It's a good thing when your opponent resorts to name-calling; that only means you've got him on the ropes.
We're sure both Romney and Obama will question each other’s claims and facts.
What will be interesting is when Obama asks: what’s the difference between Obamacare and the Romney plan?
Throwing shots and zingers is commonplace at debates. Hitting your opponent's ideas, while keeping the mood light with jesting, is always a good way to separate yourself from your opponent.
'The good people of America' anecdote is always a staple at debates.
The story about the small business owner getting a tax break, or the struggling student who was able to go to college, will always get a round of applause.
Here’s where Obama will score major points: finding common ground with the audience. Obama will definitely differentiate himself from the stuck-up rich guy.
Barack will most likely tell his story of growing up in Hawaii with a single mom, while Mitt Romney will tell tales about his silver spoon upbringing. Who's more relatable?