One hundred fifty Sacramento State students filled a lecture hall on campus to watch Wednesday night's presidential debate on a big screen.
Instructors asked for a show of hands of people who were changing their votes. No hands went up. But, that doesn't mean the debate was a waste of time. Cristina Velasquez is an Obama supporter, and she certainly heard what Romney had to say, "He did say about creating more jobs and having more people working will keep the economy growing, so I have to agree with him on that I'm not really sure about him talking about the Medicare system. I wasn't really sure about that."
Healthcare - and Obama's depiction of Romney's plan- was cause for concern for Romney supporter Kaitlin Sansenbach. She wonders how it will affect her grandparents, "What he said about that Romney's plan is probably not going to be beneficial towards them kind of made me think and like want to seek out more information on that to see what the politics really is."
Sac State Associate Professor Kimberly Nalder says Obama seemed smoother, but Romney may have been most effective, "I was tryting to pay attention during the debate, to see what the reaction of the room felt like. And It felt like there was more pro-Obama sentiment in the room. But then when we asked who won, it was relatively evenly split, and a lot more people actually thinking it was a draw in the debate. So, Maybe you can't tell from the laugh lines what the people are actually reacting to."