Debate-watching events set at Octane starting Wednesday

By W. WINSTON SKINNER
winston@newnan.com
A local woman is organizing gatherings for Cowetans to watch the presidential debates.
Rebecca D’Spain has planned Dinners & Debates. which will be held at Octane, 21 Bullsboro Dr., this coming Wednesday and again on Oct. 11, Oct. 16 and Oct. 22.
Each of the gatherings will be from 8-11 a.m. The televised debates run from 9-10:30 p.m., D’Spain noted.
She said RSVPs can be sent to www.barackobama.com , but she said the event is open to anyone.
“I would like to reiterate that all community members are welcome to attend,” D’Spain said. “This is not a ‘Democrats only’ event.”
D’Spain stressed the debate gatherings are “sponsored by me but not for me.” Her goal is for the communal debate watching to be “for everyone in the community who is interested in this vital decision,” she said.
“These events are expected to be peaceful, respectful and bi-party,” D’Spain said. “The election is about everyone.”
Meals will be dutch treat.

The first presidential debate – on domestic policy – will be held Wednesday. The Oct. 11 debate will have the vice presidential candidates debating foreign and domestic topics.

The second presidential debate on Oct. 16 will feature a town meeting format, and the final presidential debate on Oct. 22 will focus on foreign policy.

Democratic participants will be Barack Obama, president, and Joe Biden, vice president. Republican participants will be Mitt Romney, president, and Paul Ryan, vice president.



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