Like voters across the country, Hoosiers are interested to see if Mitt Romney can keep President Barack Obama on the ropes in Tuesday's debate, or if the president fights his way back.
Traditionally, the first presidential debate usually gets the highest ratings, but Tuesday night's rematch between Romney and Obama may dispel that.
Larry Muncie and Tom Scott have gotten together to talk over big issues over lunch since 1953. That means it all started with Eisenhower. Muncie says he tuned into the first debate favoring the President, but now he will be watching round two with a different perspective.
"I want to see if the train wreck continues. I want to see if the President can do a better job than he did the first time. The last time, you kind of held your head a little bit, not like you are pulling for him, but like you were watching something you shouldn't be seeing," he said.
Across the table, his friend isn't holding out much hope for the President.
"I've heard it said he is lost without a TelePrompTer and I think that is the whole crux here. I think he'll behave exactly the same way tonight, because no TelePrompTer. He's not suave," Scott said.
Sitting just a few tables away is Alice Miratore, a visiting small businesswoman in town from Tennessee for a show at the convention center.
"At what point do you say 'I will not have my own private insurance. I am just going to get in line with everyone else?' Or should I take that $2,100 a month and put it in the bank and hope to heck I don't have to pay a hospital with it?" Miratore asked.
Which means the number of questions remain to be answered. The rematch may not answer all of them, but the interest is there and now voters can't look away.
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