President Obama and Mitt Romney must deliver to crucial undecided voters in Wednesday's debate
Misstep at Denver showdown could ultimately decide presidential race
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 9:19 PM
WASHINGTON — With a handful of genuinely undecided voters holding sway in a tight race, Wednesday’s Denver debate will likely determine the next President.
One way or another, debates are almost always decisive. Just ask Texas Gov. Rick (Oops) Perry — who couldn’t remember a cabinet agency he’d shut down in this year’s GOP primaries — or veterans of Gerald R. Ford’s 1976 campaign.
At the second debate, in San Francisco, Ford made a lethal unforced error, declaring, “I don’t believe that the Poles consider themselves dominated by the Soviet Union.”
The first question asked at a postdebate press conference was how many Soviet divisions were stationed in Poland.
Five, Ford national security adviser Brent Scowcroft glumly replied.