Nightly News | September 09, 2012
>>> we want to bring in cnbc chief washington correspondent john harwood . the conventional wisdom has been that the economy was going to drive this election. is that still the case?
>> it is still the case though not in the way it was earlier in the year. democrats work hard to turn this from a referendum on economic management to a choice between two visions. he has gotten a home made bounce firming up support with young voters, women.
>> do the debates become more critical for romney assuming this bounce lasts a little longer than he would like?
>> no question about it. i talked to a senior republican strategist today who said it is hard to take out an incumbent president who is personally popular. the last chance for romney to do that will be in the debates in october.