RIDGEFIELD, Conn. The presidential debate brought the Republicans out to support their candidate Wednesday night at the GOP headquarters on Main Street in Ridgefield, and an impromptu voice poll at the end of the evening voted Romney the winner.
Before the debate between former Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama began, cheers sounded through the room for Romney as both candidates walked out onto the stage at the University of Denver.
This is an important event, said Ridgefield resident Paul Camoia, who identified himself as a Republican and conservative.
Throughout the debate, cheers sounded when Romney said something that the assembled group liked, particularly when it came to the economy.
I know how Im voting, said Chris Murray, a Ridgefield Board of Education member. During the debate, he added that he was glad that Romney was doing well but said that it wouldnt change his vote.
For Tom Watson, who has lived in Ridgefield for about 17 years, Romney won the debate. This is a well-educated businessman, and he stuck to the facts, Watson said, and its all about the facts for him.
The overwhelming feeling in the room Wednesday night was elation over Romney's debate performance as the crowd voted him the winner.
The town Democratic headquarters down the block was not open for a viewing party.
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