Former Sioux Falls City Council member Vernon Brown tells KSFY how he thinks President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney faired during the debate.
Vernon Brown says Mitt Romney came across more aggressive than many people anticipated. He said the President on the other hand seemed very subdued which may have actually been a strategy as well. Brown thinks it's possible the Obama camp didn't want the President to come off too defensive, and instead wanted him to always keep his cool. "There were no zingers for all the hype we've heard leading up to the debate. We didn't see much of that are any big ideas. Basically it was talking about the history of the economy the last 4 to 6 years and plans going forward for the next 4 years no big picture items in this debate," Brown said.
Brown said a lot of the discussion focused on how to help people in the middle and lower income classes. Education was also a major topic. "K-12, higher education, community college, all of those were discussed which I'm sure they are both trying to appeal to the younger vote. That population is difficult to motivate to get out and vote and that's why I think you heard both candidates talking about their plans for education," Brown said. The next debate is next week when the vice presidential candidates go one-on-one.