Hoosiers weigh in on 2nd debate
Voters want candidate who will boost economy
Last Updated: 245 days ago
SOUTHPORT, Ind. - After hearing President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney stake their claim in Tuesday night's second presidential debate, Hoosiers weighed in on the candidates and the issues.
Tuesday's debate was the third installment in Campaign 2012. Romney took the lead in the series debut, Joe Biden aggressively counterpunched in the next-up vice presidential debate, and the latest faceoff featured two competitors determined to keep their chins up, political analysts said.
RTV6's Julie Pursley talked with Hoosiers on the city's south side early Wednesday who said they're looking for a candidate that will help boost the economy.
"I was actually on the fence this year, but I like what Obama had to say," voter Chris Brickey said.
"I'm not really sure what to believe at this point. Mitt Romney doesn't really give direct answers. I'm going to have to watch the next debate before I make my decision," one voter said.
"I thought the debate had good energy last night. There was a lot on the line. I thought Obama rebounded from the first debate. Everyone is talking about Mitt Romney and his aggressiveness. Overall, I thought it was a good debate," another voter said.
"I thought this was a good debate because the candidates were way more animated. I like the fact that they actually keyed in on certain topics. I thought that President Obama did a little bit better speaking his mind. Mitt Romney was aggressive and I enjoyed that," voter Valerie McCauley said.
"I thought Mitt Romney came across as a spoiled child. He almost had to get in the last word. Obama at times was the same way," voter Gerald Wunsch said.
Some Hoosiers said after watching the debate they were going to switch party lines.
If the undecided voters who questioned the two men in Tuesday's fast-paced debate are an indication, then the Nov. 6 contest may turn on whether Americans decide to move forward with the president, or take a different route with his challenger.
The final presidential debate will take place Monday at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
The candidates will discuss foreign policy.
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