Presidential debates meet with overwhelmingly negative response

By: Jessica Brown; Bath-DeWitt Connection staff writer

DeWitt, MI – Many DeWitt residents are criticizing both presidential candidates as the Nov. 6 general election approaches. President Barack Obama and challenger Gov. Mitt Romney are about to wrap up this election’s series of debates on Monday, Oct. 22 and it will be their last chance to win over much of the general public. The candidates faced off twice earlier this month, tackling the issues of both foreign and domestic policy.

Debate raises issues for first-time voters

By Abbie Lennox
Ingham County Chronicle

LANSING — First-time voters gained perspective on the presidential election at a legislative debate by political strategists in Lansing on Sept. 19. The 2012 Michigan Chamber Foundation Legislative Reception & Annual Dinner showcased a bipartisan discussion about the perspectives on what the election will mean for America. The debate attracted many first-time voters. Robert Gibbs, senior campaign adviser for President Barack Obama, and his onstage partner Karl Rove, the GOP strategist and former adviser for President George W. Bush, debated various issues, including the role of first-time voters in the 2012 election.