UM students weigh in on debate
Back in the old days of UM we referred to it as the yard. And during that time Latinos had no real presence. To think that the yard is hosting the debate for Latinos makes me wanna go back and pay my loans. However, there is still no one candidate that speaks to the intellect of the Latino vote. Just a bunch of canned responses. I can do this, I can do that. It's still early but if this is as good as it gets I hope 2012 gets here quick!
And some in the mostly college-age crowd, whether Hispanic or not, said they walked away disappointed that the questions in the debate centered too much on immigration and Latin America and not enough on issues they said would help them narrow down their choice of candidate.
''I wish they would have touched on more social issues like abortion, education, gay rights,'' said UM student Peter Tomaselli, 21. ``I think if anything it made the decision more difficult.''
Wearing an orange shirt with ''Bush is not my president'' written in black, Amira Itzhack, 23, was one of a select few group of students who scored first-level seats to the forum.
Itzhack said the only thing she was certain about was that she would be voting for a Democrat, but the debate didn't help her make up her mind. ``I'm still waiting to see which candidate will appeal to me the most.''