A Student Perspective on the Presidential Debate: October 9

Eric Ostrowski, Staff Writer

The October 9th Presidential Debate was a very aggressive and it was an awkward debate. Tension was evident between both candidates. The moderators, Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz, moderated a town hall style debate. People from the audience could ask the two candidates questions. Questions asked included the topics of education, racism, energy, and each candidate’s “scandals.”

Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, ignored most of these questions and just argued the whole 90 minutes about why the other one is a poor candidate. There was very little discussion on their own policies.

Many of the students have little faith in both candidates after this debate.

Currently in the polls, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 12 points. Trump has tanked in the polls due to his poor performances at the debates and recent allegations.

Most of America is voting for one candidate just because they do not wish to support the other one. Hopefully one of the candidates can  lead this country into an era of success.