Updated: Wednesday, 03 Oct 2012, 10:50 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 03 Oct 2012, 4:44 PM CDT
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Wednesday, when President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney squared off in the first presidential debate, and Mobile was watching.
This first debate could put a new spin on the 2012 election which is just a little more than a month away. That’s why folks from both sides were paying close attention.
The Mobile County Democratic Party was packed with President Obama supporters to watch the event unfold. It wasn’t hard to see who the winner was in their eyes. Every comment made by President Obama was followed by a series of claps and the chant “fire it up.”
The majority of the debate focused on the top priority for most American voters; the economy. Mobile Democratic Chair Napoleon Bracy said he feels Gov. Romney is out of touch with the working class.
“It’s clear that the President is the candidate that supports the middle class and supports the people that are trying to get into the middle class. I think it’s clear Gov. Romney is in his own world. He’s still supporting the 3 percent,” said Bracy.
Wednesday, Romney did talk about his plans to help the middle class, but Bracy wasn’t satisfied.
“for the last 18 months we haven’t heard anything from Governor Romney discussing the middle class. And now all of the sudden, tonight ,we wanted to talk about the middle class but he’s still not telling us what type of policies he will bring forth,” said Bracy.
According to Bracy, he doesn’t see a clear plan for the future if Romney is elected.
“”We need to know what the plan is before the election. We don’t need to learn about what his plans are after November 6. He had his opportunity to tell people what he stood for and he failed to do that,” said Bracy.
On the other hand, Bracy said Obama is clear on what he intends to do.
“We know exactly what the President plans to do. We know exactly the direction he wants to take this country,” said Bracy.
The next debate is October 11. Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will square off in Kentucky at 8 p.m. Watch it live on FOX10 News and FOX10tv.com