It's the eve of the second presidential debate, and students at WKU are thinking more and more about issues that will effect their futures. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul talked about those issues with students on campus today.
"Kids are the next generation, they have to think about what they want from government, because they also want to get a job in the next year or two. They need to know that what their government does to the economy reflects on how good their prospects will be in getting a job," said Sen. Rand Paul.
The economy isn't the only issue on the minds of students.
"The economy obviously is a huge deal, but Sen. Paul spent alot of time talking about our foreign policy as well," said WKU student Timothy Gilliam.
"The immigration laws.... how we deal with illegal immigrants... how we deal with the children of illegal immigrants who are taken away from their families," said WKU student Haddy Badgie.
"Health care is very important. I know some people that are in my family, that without medicaid or medicare, they won't be able to got to a dentist or doctor," said WKU student John Johnson.
As with any debate, the nation won't just be looking at the issues, but how how they're presented. Sen. Paul talks about the importance of presentation, and thinks Gov. Romney has the upper-hand.
"I think he's intelligent. He can present the ideas very well," said Sen. Paul.
Students say it should be about the content less than the delivery.
"I think it matters, probably more than it should," said Gilliam.
"It's about the content, not how they talk to each other, because it's a debate. It's going to get heated," said Johnson.
The students say they hope people will become educated on the issues as they watch the debates so they can make informed decisions.
WKU will be holding a debate watch festival tomorrow night at 6 in front of Grise Hall.
They'll have a live band, food, a large wall where you can graffiti your thoughts on issues, and organizations will be set up with campaign information.
The event is sponsored by WKU's Department of Economics and Political Science.