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Houstonians give their 2 cents on debate

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Whether it's Twitter, Facebook or standing by the water cooler, a lot of people are talking about the debate.  

As we chatted with Houstonians eager to watch Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face off again, it was clear most people were hoping for a showdown, emphasis on the "show".

"I need to see the fight.  The back and forth, yes," one woman said, laughing.

A lot of people are anticipating fierce fireworks.  They're calling it the rematch.

"I just want to see what's going to happen, especially because the president didn't do too well in the first one.  I think he's going to do a better job.  He better," a UH student said, smiling.

While choosing a president is one of the most important things we can do, so many are saying the debate doesn't have much to do with the election.

"I was on the debate team.  It's a performance.  I'm not expecting them to have any new positions. I understand what each side feels toward the issues.  It's more just a performance, a political sideshow, political theatre," added another U of H student.   

Many are looking at tonight's big event as entertainment and the ultimate in reality television.

"Just to get a little more informed about what the presidential candidates have to offer for us.  My mom can't vote so it's up to me," a Latina student said, enjoying the day with her mother before going home to watch the debate.

"I'm interested in what the gentlemen have to say and how they respond," one Houstonian said.

He said he has watched the presidential debates for years and he doesn't plan to stop now.

"No, but I still want to hear what he has to say.  It's international news," one man said.

Then, while discussing the debate, we ran into a sort of dinosaur.  This close to the election, it's hard to believe they even exist, an undecided voter.

"(You have no idea if you are going to vote for Mitt Romney or President Obama?)  No idea," she told me.  "(So you'll be watching the debate trying to decide who to vote for?) Yes I will," she said with a straight face.

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