Locals Play 'Ask the Candidate'

Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama will debate Tuesday night in a town hall style setting at Belmont University in Nashville.

The economy will likely be one of the major topics.

We asked some local people what they would like to ask the candidates, if given the chance.

"My question would be, 'what are y'all going to do to make the economy better'? asked Dorothy Lynch of Quitman. "Because jobs are closing and people just can't hardly make it. So I just want to know 'what are y'all going to do for us? I mean, what are y'alls intentions? Really, what are y'alls intentions?"

"How can we get better jobs for our communities around here, our low income people we have around here? Because people are struggling this day and time. Lack of jobs, and plus, the gas prices that we have. And the cost of living's going up," said Quitman resident, Renea Andrews.

The target audience in the debate is roughly 10 percent of the electorate who say they are undecided and an additional quarter who say they might still change their minds before Nov. 4.


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