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debate

An uncommitted person's reaction to the debate one day later

by: teacherken

Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 09:22:35 AM EDT

As I look back at my reactions to the debate in real time and examine the spinning being done by all sides, and then glance at the preliminary coverage from around the state, I have a number of reactions.

Moran, while a bit inconsistent, did a far better job of displaying his passion on some issues, and was able to do so without being over the top in his tone and volume of voice.  That has been a problem in the past.

One can argue whether or not he should have gone after McAuliffe on Global Crossing, but if his intent was to get under Terry's skin a bit, Terry interrupting or answering back in defense before being given 30 additional seconds by Ben seems to indicate that Brian was a little successful in that regard.  It is to my mind an open question as to whether he was too negative.  One can view his attacks as a means of rallying his base support, and emphasizing his argument that he is fighter.  There is also the possibility that some uncommitted voters may be turned off by an impression that he was the most negative towards opponents of the three.

More below the fold.

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REMINDER - 47th House District Debate is tonight, 4/21

by: teacherken

Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 11:19:47 AM EDT

47th Virginia House of Delegates Candidate Forum  

Where
National Rural Electrical Cooperative Association Building
4301 North Wilson Blvd.

Arlington, Virginia  22203

When
Apr 21    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ACDC is sponsoring this candidate forum for candidates for the Democratic nomination for Delegate from the 47th Virginia House of Delegates District in Arlington. The forum will feature statements by the candidates and questions from the audience.

The Democratic primary to select the Democratic nominee in this election will be held on June 9, 2009 in the Arlington precincts located in the 47th Virginia House of Delegates District.

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