Local People Say No Clear Winner in Last Presidential Debate

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

The presidential candidates faced off for their last debate Monday night, and some people in Harrisonburg wanted to watch the grand finale on the big screen at Court Square Theatre.

Foreign policy was the focus, and that's what some of these people wanted to hear about.

"I'm hoping that both the candidates stick to foreign policy and discuss the relevant issues of today in foreign policy in regards to Iran, China, trade agreements, Middle East in general. If they could stick to foreign policy, that would be a plus for me," said Garrett McDonald.

"We're hoping to wrap things up, or it seems like things are starting to wind down overseas, so I think whoever comes into office needs to come up with an exit strategy on that," said Sarah Murphy.

Both agree that Romney won the first debate and Obama won the second, so they say this final debate could have been the tie-breaker to push undecided voters one way.

"It's kind of the final flip of the coin to see who wins the debate cycle," said McDonald.

"It seems like it's pretty split and if we look at the last two elections, that's kind of how it's been. I think the American people are really divided right now," said Murphy.

After the debate finished, Murphy said she thinks Obama was the winner of this debate, while McDonald said there was no clear winner.

"You saw both candidates trying to turn the debate into domestic policy over and over again, Obama talking about education and Romney also turning things back, so I think all in all this debate's a wash," said McDonald.


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