SACRAMENTO -- With an election season that’s been anything but dull, Sunday’s presidential forum was a source of infotainment at watch events across the region. In a campaign season so bizarre it at times seems like something out of a movie script some opted to watch the candidates go head to head on the big screen.
Natomas was one of the Regal theater locations showing the debate for free. The Moskovitz family took advantage, but with some reservations.
“We may have to leave,” said Deborah Moskovitz.
Of late, the election discourse has been anything but family friendly. The Moskovitzes had to have some unpleasant conversations prepping their daughter for what she might hear from the candidates and the theater crowd.
“One thing that kind of helps, is we know this is a town hall meeting, and we hope the people have questions that matter to us,” said Bob Moskovitz.
The Wallace family came to the theater to see a movie and heard about the debate.
“So I’m convincing my kids to stay and watch it,” said Susan Wallace
“I’m not heavy into politics, but maybe I’ll learn something,” said Wallace’s son, Demetrius.
FOX40 found most people attending candidate watch parties mostly had their minds made up.
In Rancho Cordova Trump supporters went wild as he ripped into Clinton. And said Trump's recent comments about women didn’t shake their support.
“For me the issue is, who will actually get the job done,” said Tina Polley, a candidate for SMUD Director and a likely Trump voter.
Mango's in midtown Sacramento was packed with Clinton supporters. The cheers for Hillary were matched by laughs at Trump. Perhaps overshadowed by Trump’s vulgar video revelation, were leaked excerpts from Clinton’s speeches to big banks, which opponents say show she doesn’t really stand by what she says.
“She hasn’t don’t anything in my opinion that every other male politician has done forever,” said supporter Juanita Kacsuk.