Free food is often a motivating factor in getting college students out to campus events. However, students at the University of Alaska Anchorage hungered for answers from the candidates during a presidential debate watch party at the student union Wednesday night, and not everyone was satisfied.
"They didn't address the use of Fiat currency," said Aaron Streitberger. "All they talked about is federal spending."
Fiat money is backed by government regulation or law, rather than gold or silver.
Other people who watched the debate had clear cut opinions about who won:
"President Barack Obama, because he stressed the fact that college students need funding for school," said Marissa Ridgely.
"Mitt Romney won the debate because he addressed all his princples, including the notion that entitlements are no longer going to be sustained in this country," said Portia Watson.
UAA Political Science Professor Forrest Nabors moderated the post-debate dialogue. He scores this political bout as a near draw between the candidates.
"Obama showed his intelligence, his wit and so on, but I think Romney is possibly going to surprise people because he came out swinging right out of the gate."
UAA will host three more watch parties for the two remaining oresidential debates and a vice-presidential debate.
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