UO Longboarders Perplexed About Nation’s Next Leader

Young adults don’t appear to be satisfied with the current state of the Presidential race

BY EMILY CARINO
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Eugene, Ore. – With the Presidential elections only days away, University of Oregon students yesterday voiced their opinions about President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Some students are torn, hesitance of which candidate they are voting for and why. “I don’t like Romney but Obama is kind of a sinking boat. Romney is like the raft in shark infested waters, in the middle of the hurricane and you don’t want to go on the raft but you are not going to stay on the boat,” said Patrick Hull, a UO student, as he shuffled his neon skateboard with his feet.

“I’m not going to vote this year because I don’t want to. I don’t support Obama either because I think he is a puppet kind of just like George Bush was,” said Olie Bowden, a Eugene skater who will no longer be come 2014. “…I’m not going to live here, moving out of the country after this next year. So, I don’t want to have anything to do with what…people are actually doing here.”

Other students are voting for Obama out of sympathy. Stephen Barradough, a UO freshman, wants Obama to finish out his term and finish out what he has planned due to the possibility “Romney will cancel out what has already been done,” said Barradough.

Kennedy Morgana’s viewpoint, a UO freshman found boarding through the EMU, is not as complex as others. “I’m voting for Obama because Romney sucks.”

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