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Editorial: Democracy In Action

I recently had the privilege of attending the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney at Hofstra University on Tuesday, Oct. 16. To say there was a charge in the air would be an understatement. And while the day’s main event proved to be considerably more electrifying than the first debate, soaking in people’s passion for democracy and the fate of the country was inspiring, regardless of political preference. Forget the unwashed masses of journalists and politicians who filled up Spin Alley. It was the young people and the electorate who proved to be the greatest form of theater, whether it was Rednecks For Obama’s Sara Viessman driving up from Allentown, PA. to set up her banner of support despite being stuck on the south side of campus due to security measures. Or the silly undergrad running across campus to class bearing a sign that said “Ron Paul is Pokemon,” these were just some of the sights to be seen at the circus that was this presidential debate.                          

– Dave Gil de Rubio