What is the one thing no candidate has given you a satisfactory answer on? Do you think you will get that answer now that the debates are over?
Written by Kelly Moffitt (Columbia Missourian)
Yesterday marked the final presidential debate before the general election on Nov. 6. For each of the presidential debates the Columbia Missourian community outreach team has stopped by debate watch parties on the MU campus.
Students at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center at MU shared questions they had for the presidential candidates during the first debate. Some pondered the future of Big Bird while others had questions regarding the environment, gay rights, and third-party involvement in the debates.
Students at a debate watch party at Bengal Lair at MU also shared questions they had for presidential candidates during the second debate. They wanted to know about the future of health care and education.
Students at a debate watch party at MU for the third and final debate also stated what issues were important for them last night. Some thought issues about the economy were important while others held immigration policy and equality as the most important issue in the presidential election.
The wide range of responses surprised us—it seems like there are a lot of issues you still want answers on from candidates. What is the one thing no candidate has given you a satisfactory on? Do you think you will get that answer before the election now that the presidential debates are over? We’d love to hear what you’re left wondering about regarding presidential, statewide, and local candidates. Let us know in the form below.
These stories are all part of the Columbia Missourian’s Election 2012: Your Voices. In the section you can find community voices discussing the upcoming election. We hope you’ll stop by.
Still getting up to speed on statewide and local races? Please check out the Columbia Missourian’s Voters Guide 2012, which is included with a digital membership and details information regarding candidates and issues on the ballot for the general election on Nov. 6.