President Obama will leave the White House today to spend the next three days in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he will be hunkered down preparing for his debate Tuesday with Gov. Mitt Romney.
The White House has promised that Obama, who turned in a sluggish performance during his first debate with Romney Oct. 3, will be newly energized and ready to attack during the next go-round.
The choice of Williamsburg is also a strategic political decision that allows Obama to spend three days in a critically important swing state. What’s more, Williamsburg is right between two major TV markets – Richmond and the coastal cities of Norfolk and Newport News – areas in the southern part of the state where Obama hopes to steal votes from Romney.
The president is expected to dominate the northern part of Virginia, which includes the heavily Democratic suburbs of Washington.
Obama will remain in Williamsburg until Tuesday, when he travels to Hempstead, New York for the debate, which will be held at Hofstra University.