Niagara Gazette — Battle said he found the president’s speech compelling and felt that, being that he is not eligible for another term in office, it was clear that he was not campaigning.
“You could tell this was genuine,” he said. “It’s not just so that we would vote for him. I thought that meant a lot.”
Battle, who supports some of the Obama administration’s policies but has doubts about others, uses federal student loans to help pay for his tuition. The president’s plan makes him more confident that the decision to attend college will pay off, he said.
“Most college students, one of their biggest fears is being able to pay off their loans, especially if they borrow money,” he said. “This is really reassuring.”Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251 or follow on Twitter @timchipp.