Local voters choose winner of second presidential debate

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Local voters choose winner of second presidential debate

CREATED Oct. 16, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- At debate viewing parties across the Valley, it seemed as if members of both campaigns were watching a sporting event rather than a presidential debate.

Democrats met at Murphy's Law Irish Pub on the east side of the Valley. Republicans met at Team Nevada headquarters on the west side.

Obama supporter Taj Ainlay said the president did a much better job in his second debate. He said, "This is the kind of environment he's better in, talking to individuals, talking to people as opposed to talking to a camera."

Romney supporter Kurt Hanson felt his candidate delivered a strong performance. He said, "I think he's doing really well. I think expectations were high because he had such a good turnout the last time, good performance last time. So I think he's.. holding his own."

Watching their candidates move across the stage like a couple of prize fighters, both camps claimed victory, praised the town hall format where real people asked questions and both camps got the answers they wanted to hear.

Romney supporter Phil Perine is a retired Naval officer and a local realtor. He looks forward to seeing Mitt Romney becoming the president. He said, "My vision is that he is going to lower taxes He's going to make it a much better environment for small business people. I think large businesses that are holding cash are going to be expanding."

Obama supporter Evelyn White said she doubts the debates will make any difference, this late in the campaign. She said, "Not for me, because I've already made my choice. As far as I'm concerned? Romney's a liar, and I don't trust him to do anything. He changes too much."

Round three of the presidential debates is scheduled for October 22ND in Boca Raton, Florida. It will be return to the first debate format, with a moderator.

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