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Local Residents Discuss Vice Presidential Debate

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By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Last night millions of Americans tuned in for the debate between the Vice Presidential candidates. Just like the Presidential debate, viewers had mixed reactions.

The presidential election is less than a month away, which is encouraging many voters to finally decide who they'll vote for. So how do some Magic Valley citizens feel about last night's vice presidential debate between candidates Paul Ryan and Joe Biden?

Republican supporter Adam Machado says, "He seemed to be really rude about it. Just seeing him laugh in the background and just smiling at whatever Paul Ryan was saying. It didn't make a good impression on me."

College of Southern Idaho student Kendall Lindley says, "It's really a challenge, once somebody's made up their mind. But really, I think the debates are for people that have not yet decided. It does sway those votes."

Machado said he felt that Joe Biden was more enthusiastic than Paul Ryan during the debate. He said maybe Biden was trying to make up for the Democrats' somewhat lackluster showing in the Presidential debate. Ultimately though, many voters said that the real contest comes down to the presidential candidates, instead of the two running for Vice President.

CSI student Luis Canales says, "They're both good candidates. But hopefully we can run the country better than the other one, either if it's Obama or Romney. I just want a better country then."

Lindley says, "I need to do more research. But I'm pretty sure that's how I'm going to vote."

Canales says, "I just wish we had a presidents like Theodore Roosevelt, that's my favorite president. If Romney or Obama can pull that off, we're going to become a better country."

Machado said that the Vice Presidential debate probably wouldn't swing the polls as much as the Obama-Romney debate.

Oct. 12, 2012.


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