Bush Has Uphill Battle at Second Presidential Debate NPR's Don Gonyea reports from Washington University in St. Louis on the lead-up to the highly anticipated second debate between President Bush and his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry. When Bush and Kerry met in the first debate, the pressure was on Kerry, who was losing in the polls. That all changed with his solid performance. On Friday, it's President Bush who has something to prove. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.