Race to the White House: Dennis Altman, Nick Bisley

The challenger and defender: the first US presidential debate has changed the game for Romney and Obama. AAP

Welcome to part five of our Race to the White House podcast series.

Each week we’ll be talking to Australia’s top US experts on the ins and outs of the 2012 US presidential campaign.

This week, Romney just might have re-inspired his flagging campaign after coming out swinging in the first round of presidential debates. La Trobe University’s Dennis Altman and Nick Bisley examine Obama on the resulting defence as he asks for the “real Mitt Romney” to please stand up.

Listen to the conversation here.

To listen to previous podcasts from the La Trobe University US election coverage, go to the iTunes library here.