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Topic - Mark Usery
With thousands of cheering students, a huge media presence, people dressed as animals and plenty of food, the atmosphere Wednesday at the University of Denver felt more like that of a really big football game than the first presidential debate of the 2012 election.
"I'm here because the future is important to me," said Mark Usery of Denver, holding a white "Romney-Ryan" sign outside the debate arena.