In this presidential election, most voters seem to firmly support one candidate or the other. Few can think of a positive thing to say about the candidate that they oppose. However, Matt Stopera at BuzzFeed found some people who were willing to take on the challenge. He questioned students at Lynn University, where the third presidential debate took place Monday evening, asking them to name one thing they liked about their opposing candidate. Here are some of the most interesting answers.
- "I like that he's a Pisces," said Tiarsha.
Romney was born on March 12, 1947.
- "I like that Romney gives money to the Mormon Church," said Qwame.
Romney is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served as a Bishop in his congregation and a stake president in his home area.
- "Romney's not saying bad things about the Cayman Islands. I'm from there, and I saw a commercial Obama had criticizing Romney's accounts in the Caymans," said Whitney.
Romney is known to have invested money into companies in the Cayman Islands. His actions are criticized by many, including President Obama.
- "Romney's a great husband and father," said Sachania.
Romney married his wife, Ann Davies, in 1969, and the two have five sons; Taggart, Matthew, Joshua, Benjamin and Craig.
- "He's from Hawaii," said Jordan.
Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is the first president to hail from the island state.
- "He's a very good speaker and he likes college basketball," said Matt.
Obama has selected teams for the NCAA final four for the past four years, according to ESPN Go. In 2009, he successfully picked the North Carolina Tar heels to win title.
- "Obama's likable. He gets the young audience into politics," said Paul.
According to Pew Research Center, 66 percent of voters ages 18 to 29 voted for Obama.
- "He seems like a cool guy. I've seen some funny videos of him on YouTube," said Tim.
Obama has had several funny moments caught on film, including him singing an Al Green song at a fundraising event, joking about the birth certificate controversy at the 2011 Correspondents’ Dinner, and suggesting at the 2012 Correspondents’ Dinner that being president has aged him so much, he will look like Morgan Freeman four years from now.
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