Is Barack Obama well-prepared to take on rival Mitt Romney?

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New York, Oct 16: The first high-stake debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney was in favour of the latter. But for the second debate Obama is leaving no stone unturned. He is preparing hard to give a tough fight to Romney and impress the voters of US, just few days ahead of Presidential election in USA.

The second debate will take place on Tuesday night (Wednesday 6.30 am IST), Oct 16 at Hoffstra University in Long Island, New York.

The first high-stake debate between President Obama and Romney mostly discussed on crumbling US economy, which was held on Oct 3.

Hours ahead of the second debate, Obama is said to be preparing hard. The preparation is so gruelling that Obama is not even able to play golf, his favourite pastime.

Helping him in his preparation is Senator John Kerry (the putative secretary of state who plays the role of Romney in debate preparations) and former White House aide Anita Dunn, who poses as CNN's Candy Crowley, the moderator of the second debate set for Tuesday night.

After getting a thumbs down in his first debate, the second one holds great importance for Obama, if he wants to win the election.

Analysts say that seasoned orator Obama is not lagging in knowledge about various subjects on which presidential candidates have to debate, but it is his body language. Political observers say that Obama needs to showcase an aggressive body language to counter Romney, who is proving quite fierce for Obama.

"He has to be more energetic," Obama advisor Robert Gibbs conceded on CNN on Sunday night. "This time around, I think you'll see somebody who is very passionate about the choice that our country faces."

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