The first debate is Wednesday, and The Daily Show looked at how the two camps are prepping. Barack Obama apparently went through a "debate camp." Stewart imagines the song of debate camp: "On the shores of Lake Rhetoric, we practice logistical consistency." And Democrats like former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm talked about Obama may not do so well in the first round, holding up the tradition of talking down expectations for your side.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie apparently didn't get the memo: He spent the weekend touting how well Romney would do. "What are you doing, Christie?" Stewart says. "For god's sake, if Romney fails to meet those heady expectations, he's going to lose the general election, creating chaos in the Republican Party and that's going to leave open 2016....oh. The Jersey is strong in this one."
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