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Great analysis, Ken
To elaborate on people coming to Terry with "open minds:" I think that for his campaign, a mind that is ignorant of who Terry is, is better than a mind that already knows Terry but is open to supporting him.  Most voters don't know that McAuliffe was the head of the DNC and chair of Hillary's campaign.  These are not necessarily bad things but they mean little to the average Virginia voter who is fiercely independent.  I think the lack of knowledge works in his favor.  It's why he's not touting that very much as part his record.

On the issues where Brian stands out, such as the environment and health care, I think he came across very strongly.  I also agree that Creigh's attacks were more effective in substance than, but Brian's were more effective in the reactions they produced from his opponents.  The Global Crossing issue was brought up in the debate the night before, so Terry should've been prepared for that.

I also want to congratulate Ben on his performance.  I originally stayed away from contributing to the questions because I disapproved of him moderating, but I was impressed last night.  I'm glad someone finally asked the clean coal question.

Full disclosure:  I'm a Brian Moran supporter and former Creigh Deeds supporter.

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