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Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 10/2/12
Whitehouse.gov ^ | October 2, 2012 | Jay Carney, Jen Psaki

Posted on 10/04/2012 5:15:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Q: Could I ask Jen because the first debate is three segments on the economy, one on health care, one on the role of government - is there a danger of some issues that President Obama wants to talk about in this debate not coming up?

MS. PSAKI: Sure. Look, I think obviously the moderator has a very powerful role in any of these debates to steer the conversation. While this is a huge audience and the President recognizes it as one of the biggest audiences he'll have between now and November - obviously, the convention night was a huge audience - and that's one of the reasons why he wants to use it as an opportunity to speak directly to the American people, directly to people who are sitting at home on their couches.

Will every single issue he cares about come up? It's hard to predict.

Q: I know you were asked yesterday about why the President is doing debate prep in Nevada. I’m wondering more specifically about this complex he’s staying at out there, which as you guys are probably aware, has this rather storied financial history. It’s been in and out of bankruptcy. Does he see the metaphorical possibilities of him staying at a place like this?

MS. PSAKI: It’s a place where there’s ample space and nice peace and quiet for the President to spend some time preparing for the debate on Wednesday.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debate; election2012

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