Anchorage voters from both sides of the political spectrum tuned into the third and final presidential debate Monday evening. Former statehouse candidate Linda Zaugg was among a handful of people attending a watch party sponsored by the Obama campaign.
"I actually think Obama won the debate,” said Zaugg. “I think that when he talks about what he's doing he makes it clear that he's making hard decisions. I'm not always going to agree with him on those hard decisions."
The debate centered on foreign policy, with China and Israel taking center stage.
"I thought it was telling when the moderator if they would state that an attack on Israel is an attack on the United States and we would respond in kind,” said Romney supporter Casey Clarke. “Romney made it clear that we would have their back militarily. Obama just hemmed and hawed."
Obama supporter Diana Nelson says Romney is hypocritical in scolding China about not engaging in fair trade.
"Romney, and Bain Capital, which is his company, they are pioneers in the outsourcing of American jobs to China, so it's like a conflict of interest,” said Nelson.
It’s clear that not everyone is burned out as this long campaign season comes to a close.
“In my opinion, which is biased, Mitt Romney won,” said Christine Hill. “I'm very happy, energized and pleased with the things he said."
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