Outside the 2008 Presidential Debates at Belmont University, Tuesday, October 7, in Nashvillle, Tenn. Crowds of media, supporters and protesters of all kinds voice the views of the era.
A large group of Obama supporters ended a march at Belmont University's quad in Nashville, Tennessee.
Loretta Cheairs, a big Chris Matthews fan was thrilled to have gotten her a selfie with the MSNBC personality. Cheairs confessed that she went to sleep every night looking at his picture on TV.
An Obama supporter carries a sign on entering the quad before the debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.
A McCain supporter outside Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Several McCain supporters said they were outnumbered in the crowds because they fully expected Tennessee to go Republican in November.
A group protesting the lack of third party candidates wears Obama and McCain masks outside the town hall debate.
People hold up signs at the media broadcasting tents in the quad at Belmont University.
Ben Harms, with Christian Action Against Apathy, argues with security because he refused to show them his ID. Police later escorted the group away from campus but let them protest across the street. The group does not support either candidate, believing that both are corrupt.
Nova Potter, 4, eats corn on the cob at a gas station where Food not Bombs had set up free food outside the town hall debate.
A group called the CAAA, Christian Action Against Apathy, who are against both candidates, right, argue with Matthew Blake, left, an Obama supporter, and other student groups across the street from the Curb center before the debate.
Mary Speight with the Southern Alliance for Energy march outside the town hall debate. The group supports neither candidate.
Nashville police made up a portion of the high security contingent around the town hall debate at Belmont University.
Jack Young with a McCain sign at his feet watches the beginning of the town hall debate on TV at nearby Bongo Java coffee shop.
Holly Butler watches the beginning of the town hall debate at Belmont University on TV at nearby Bongo Java coffee shop.
People outside the town hall debate at Belmont University Tuesday, October 7, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee.