Presidential Debate, Not Just for Undecideds
Northeast Wisconsin-- Plenty of Americans have their minds made up, but these debates give the candidates an opportunity to build momentum, and inspire voter enthusiasm.
Debate watch-parties are tradition for both sides but the dynamics are always different leading up to them. Democratic volunteer Fred Bornowski says the time to hear from candidates is over-due. Bornnowski said, "To hear right from their mouths instead of having the political action committees and everything else, trying to influence our opinion."
A good performance Wednesday night can motivate local party offices and volunteers and ultimately encourage more people to vote. Quickly, either candidate can get a "leg-up." Deb Stover is the communications director for Brown County Democrats. She said, "President Obama for us, has endured himself to the Democratic Party.
At the republican watch party in Appleton, Larry Smith says his candidate still has to clear the air, so voters can get to know him better. "People will be able to find about what Romeny is really about and not what Obama says he is about."
Nathan Conrad works for the Republican Party of Wisconsin and was pleased with Romney's performance, early on. "Governor Romney is coming out very strong and very forceful with his plan for America."