Obama, Romney gear up for second debate

  • U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to be more aggressive in his second debate with presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to his camp.

    Obama spent most of Sunday with aides in battleground state Virginia while Romney was close to his Boston-area home ahead of Tuesday's primetime, town hall-style debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, which takes place exactly three weeks before the November 6 election.

    Romney's advisers suggested the Republican candidate would look to widen his appeal to undecided voters.

    Aides said Obama and his team were studying up on policy and holding mock debates with Democratic senator John Kerry playing the role of Romney.

    "The American people should expect to see a much more energized President Obama making a passionate case for why he is a better choice for the middle class," Obama spokesperson Jen Psaki told Fox News on Sunday. "He will continue to hold Mitt Romney's feet to the fire on the facts about his policies, whether that is his $5 trillion tax cut plan that will leave the burden on the middle class, his plans to voucherize Medicare or his belief that women should not be able to make choices about their own healthcare."