Mitt Romney’s poll numbers have been falling steadily since he alienated nearly half the country with his now infamous 47% remark last week but the GOP candidate has a prime opportunity to turn things around at his first debate with President Obama.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said that the Romney will turn the 2012 Presidential race “upside down” during the debate on Wednesday night.
“Listen, he’s had a tough couple of weeks, let’s be honest … I mean, I’m not going to sit here and come on this morning and sugarcoat the last couple weeks. They’ve been tough. But here’s the great news for Republicans: We have a candidate who is going to do extraordinarily well on Wednesday night, the first time he has the opportunity to stand on the same stage as the President of the United States.”
Things went from bad to worse for Romney last week when a hidden camera captured him saying that 47% of the country were dependent on the government. The comments angered Democrats and Republicans alike but Christie is confident that the American people will be able to look past Romney’s “inelegant” comments.
“I don’t think the majority of American people are focusing on (that comment). And here’s what I think — the American people, and the voters, are much smarter than we give them credit for. They know that political candidates at times, when they’re being taped every minute of the day are going to say things inartfully.”
Do you think Mitt Romney will start gaining some ground after the debate on Wednesday?