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Delmarva Tunes into Presidential Debate

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DOVER, Del.- Christine Raynor says she will be watching the debate from beginning to end  to see how President Barack Obama does against Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

"I think the majority of people will watch tonight because they really want to know what's going on," Raynor said. "There's a lot going on right now and we need to get to the head of it."

Law studies director, Dr. Sam Hoff, from Delaware State University said Americans will be tuning in to the debate to see who comes out on top.

"Politics is sport and Americans like to determine a winner and a loser," he said.

Hoff adds people will be watching to see not only what the candidates say but also what they do.

"We like to say that we can finally get the candidates pinned down on issues for the first time in the general election but it's everything, it's mannerisms," he said.

Hoff says gaffes like George H. W. Bush checking his watching during a town hall meeting in 1992 and Al Gore sighing loudly during the 2000 debates are often more memorable than harder issues.

But Chris Tennant said he will be watching to hear the candidates' positions.

"It's always good to get inside of their minds and hear what they're actually thinking about," he said.

 

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