Hofstra Debate Critical to Both Sides » Odir Hernandez, Frank Valdez

Long Beach High School student Odir Hernandez, 17, left, has his photo taken by classmate Frank Valdez, 16, during a tour of the set ahead of Tuesday's presidential debate between Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Long Beach High School student Odir Hernandez, 17, left, has his photo taken by classmate Frank Valdez, 16, during a tour of the set ahead of Tuesday’s presidential debate between Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/David Goldman)