WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney may have a small advantage over President Obama in this week's debate.
Both candidates are excellent debaters, though, McCain said in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union."
"I think both are excellent in their own way. I think you could argue that Mitt has had a lot more recent experience, obviously," he said.
"But also, Candy, part of it depends on who is moderating," he added, joking with "State of the Union Host" Candy Crowley, who is scheduled to moderate a presidential debate Oct. 16.
McCain said he doesn't expect any major breakthroughs in Wednesday's debate, the first between Obama and Romney.
"That doesn't happen very often. It happened with Reagan and Mondale. It happened with Reagan and Carter," he said. "But, frankly, I can't remember the last time there was one of these comments that grabbed everybody's attention because, frankly, the candidates are too well-prepared. They're well-scripted."
Despite that, he predicted most Americans will still be making up their minds after a series of fall debates and "maybe right up to Election Day."
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