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On Friday evening, Piers Morgan spoke with Stephanie Cutter, Deputy Campaign Manager for Barack Obama, about the upcoming presidential debate. The first of three debates will commence on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and will focus on domestic policy. "We're taking this debate very seriously," said Cutter. "We know that there's a certain expectation on our side."
Cutter noted that although the president is currently leading in the polls going into the debate, the Obama campaign is not expecting a sure-fire win. "We also know what history tells us, that challengers normally win the first debate, just by the fact that they're standing on the stage with the president," said Cutter.
"They [debate challengers] normally come into these things as underdogs so we're coming into this debate very realistic that Mitt Romney is likely to win, if he plays his cards right."
Dan Senor, Senior Campaign Advisor to Mitt Romney, was also on the program Friday to discuss with Morgan Romney's stance on Iran's nuclear program. "What he has been clear about is the U.S. should be increasing pressure on the Iranians every way it can."
"It's not to say that we're advocating for military action or that even we would use military action but we want the Iranian leadership to believe that we are serious about military action and on all these fronts, on sanctions, on supporting the opposition within Iran and conveying to the Iranians that the alternative is military action."
Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Senor explains why the United States is "not viewed as credible in the eyes of the Iranian leadership."
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