The 2nd presidential debate takes place at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York. So what do the residents of Hempstead have to say?
“I mean, the debates, if you ask me, it’s a whole bunch of crap…. because poor people, we’re always gonna be poor…. In my case, besides me working at the race track, I’m a real estate agent. And the last time I sold a house was like 10 months ago.” —Javier Sandoval, flanked by his two friends in the KFC parking lot
“Obamacare is for me…. I have friends, they lost their jobs, [but] now they have jobs. But around that time, they have a sick child. And the bills they have right now is unbelievable. And I put myself in their shoes.” —Veronica Simpson, wearing tan coat
“Three, four years ago, I had 10 men working for me. I got 3 men now…. We already know what you got with Obama. You gonna have 4 more years of the same baloney? We don’t need it.” —Bruce DiGiovanni, a contractor who voted for Obama in 2008, in red sweatshirt
“So many people are unemployed… [that’s] what I’m interested in hearing them talk about — about jobs.” —Khadijah Muhammad, a nurse’s assistant who’s been out of work for a year. She hopes to be an RN one day.