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A presidential debate in 3 parts

WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's more to Wednesday night's presidential debate than just the 90 minutes onstage. For the campaigns, it's a three-part performance:Part I: Aw-shucks timeSetting low expectations can help a so-so performance seem like a success.So in the days before their first meeting, President Barack Obama called Republican challenger Mitt Romney \a good debater\ and deemed his own skills \just OK.\ His aides groused that Romney got more rehearsal time, while Obama was busy being president.For his part, Romney praised Obama as \a very eloquent