The Young Democrats and College Republicans faced off in a heated debate Monday night, which featured topics ranging from unemployment to the environment, but never strayed far from criticisms and defenses of President Barack Obama.
The debate was moderated by The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies. Three members from each group responded to previously unknown questions.
On the agenda was social security, unemployment, taxes, health care reform, the environment, foreign policy, human rights and the situation in North Korea.
In an overflowing Dialectic Society chamber in New West Hall, an enthusiastic and left-leaning crowd supplemented a very spirited debate.
In fact, the crowd was often asked to rein in its cheers by the moderators, who were also kept busy reminding the debaters to keep their responses within the allotted time.