President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will face off Wednesday night at the University of Denver in Colorado for the first debate of the 2012 election cycle.
Expectations are high for the first head-to-head between the two presidential candidates, who have never faced one another on the same stage. For Romney in particular, the debate offers one of the last opportunities to turn his campaign around going into the final full month of the presidential campaign.
Here’s a 60-second guide to what each candidate needs to do to come out on top Wednesday:
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