Who do attendees think won the GOP debate?

From CNBC’s Speakers’ Corner,” a few students offered their thoughts.

“After tonight, I definitely want to vote for Romney. Cain? I don’t know what to believe about his sexual harassment allegations. Romney we know, he’s been married to the same woman. Cain is new to the scene, and hasn’t been elected to office before,” said one OU student.

So far, post-debate, there’s a general positive reaction to Romney, and a negative one for Perry.

WATCH: Rick Perry forgets third government agency he’d eliminate http://wapo.st/sGxwLt

“I thought Perry was a big flop. I believe he lost the election in that cycle of questions,” said one student. “Rick Perry? I think he’s Texas toast,” said another.

But apart from picking a winner, these serious students are all a-buzz, chattering about the issues important to them: student loans and the jobs needed to repay them.

“The biggest thing that’s important to me is how student loans are funded. I do feel that the onus is too heavily on us students to pay that back. Seventy percent of jobs these days require a four year degree. After tonight, I’m voting for Obama in 2012,” says an OU sophomore student.

Outstanding student loan debt is now set to top $1 trillion for the first time this year — which means Americans now owe more on student loans than on credit cards.

And with a backdrop of over 11 percent unemployment in Michigan, finding a job after graduation is clearly cause for anxiety around here, and students are looking for the candidate who can offer a solution.



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. honeybabe1941
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 20:04:30

    no one, not one, suggested anything to make jobs grow. they are the 1%, we are the 99%. we need to VOTE that way.


  2. WakeUpAmerica
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 03:53:58

    There was a winner?


  3. AFM
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 06:33:03

    No one won as far as am concerned. They want the job of being president. All you have are people calling names like Princess Pelosi or General Axelrod. What is up with these people. They act like they are in 1st grade. Don’t they realize they come off terrible. Make real proposals. That is what people want to hear. It’s about time they clear the stage of some of these people. Michelle, Rick S., the 2 from TX, need to get off the stage they will never win. After that start proposing what you want to do. Be clear and don’t play the games like the republican governors have done.


  4. Gem
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 08:18:03

    No one won, and the American people are the losers.


  5. Syrin
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 09:41:27

    There is a purpose to these primary debates! Well, I think these ten Republican Primary debates have shown the strengths and weaknesses of the Republican candidates. We’re (Repubs) are going to have to choose one of these people to present our issues to the nation in an articulate way. Someone will win this primary and they will be a viable candidate! When they do, I can’t wait to watch the actual Presidential debates! I remember the debates between several Democrats in 07-2008. For me as a Republican I got to know your candidates a little better. Hillary, John Edwards, and President Obama-Who I had very little info on before the Democrat primary debates. I really thought that Hillary was gonna take it!


  6. Syrin
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 09:43:33

    The WINNER

    * Mitt Romney: Steady, steady, steady. The former Massachusetts governor was on friendly territory tonight with an economic-themed debate set in the state where he was born. The crowd was very much on his side — cheering virtually anything he said. And Romney was on his game too; his answer on housing versus jobs was that of a confident frontrunner. Romney, again, looked like the person on stage most ready to carry the Republican standard next year against President Obama. Plus, the utter debate collapse of Texas Gov. Rick Perry — the only other candidate with a demonstrated ability to raise tens of millions of dollars — will likely push some on-the-fence major donors Romney’s way.



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