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Second Debate Changes Few Minds


BY ALEXIA UNDERWOOD //

The presidential candidates got up close and personal with an audience of 80 uncommitted voters on Tuesday night during their only town-hall style debate, but the audience at the Macaroni Grill bar in El Cerrito remained unmoved.

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Viewers See Little Reason to Change Their Minds After Final Presidential Debate


BY FERNANDO GALLO//

In the final presidential debate between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, hot-button issues such as abortion, negative campaign advertising and the vice-presidential choices dominated the discussion. For some viewers who watched the debate at 33 Revolutions Café in El Cerrito, that was a welcome change of pace.

“They really got them kind of butting heads,” viewer Suzanne Klein said of the debate topics. Read the full story

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Joe the Plumber Takes Center Stage in Final Debate


BY N’JERI EATON//

Senators Barack Obama and John McCain met for the final presidential debate to discuss domestic policy last night. However, while the country’s current economic woes were a major topic, an unknown citizen stole the show. Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher became a key figure in the debate. Throughout the 90-minute debate, both candidates repeatedly mentioned Joe who seemed to represent middle class America.

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Economy Drives Town Hall Presidential Debate, Local Opinion Unchanged


BY MATT DURNING //

EL CERRITO – A pensive crowd at the 33 Revolutions Café in El Cerrito watched intently last night as presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama presented distinct plans for addressing the nation’s economic crisis.

Each candidate declared himself better prepared to help bring the country out of what they called the most serious financial disaster since the Great Depression. Most people watching here, however, felt only one man had their best interests at heart.

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Local Cafe Opens Doors for Debate


BY N’JERI EATON//

A small crowd of locals gathered at Raphael’s Café in El Cerrito to watch Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama clash on issues of the economy, tax cuts, and foreign policy during a town hall presidential debate on Tuesday night. For the spectators at the café, the repetitive nature of the debate was disappointing.

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Popcorn and Politics: Theater Crowd Sees Obama Victory at First Debate


BY MATT DURNING //

EL CERRITO – A capacity crowd of more than 500 people gathered at the Cerrito Speakeasy Theater in El Cerrito last night to watch the first debate between presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama.

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