(WFRV) - President Barack Obama and republican challenger Mitt Romney were featured Sunday night on 60 Minutes.
Local political scientist, David Littig, said both candidates came across well in the interviews. He saw Mitt Romney's pitch to shrink government and pass certain social welfare programs on to state control is a key part to the republican's campaign.
"If this really came to pass," Littig explained. "I think it would be really a radical change from the course that this country has been pursuing, basically since FDR in the 1930's."
"I will not raise taxes on middle income folks," Romney said during the interview. "I will not lower the share of taxes paid by high income individuals and I will make sure that we bring down rates. "
As for Obama, Littig said the president can stand on his record and experience with foreign policy.
"He's going to say I was going to end the war in Iraq, I did," said Littig. "He said we're going to go after Osama bin Ladin, I got him. He said we're going to wind down things in Afghanistan, things are winding down in Afghanistan."
"I've executed on my foreign policy and it's one that the American people largely agree with. So, if Governor Romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so."
As for the coming weeks, Littig said both candidates need to focus on the swing states.
Obama and Romney debate next Wednesday at the University of Denver.