pjbogart wrote: Do we have reason to believe a bunch of undecided voters tuned in to a debate on the Friday before Halloween?
Ya, impact might be tiny. But it is a tight race.
Tammy got her nuts cut off right at the start: the moderator opens by asking "National Journal and others have identified you as being among the most, if not the
most liberal member of congress. How do you account for this?"
This is a knife to the heart. If her opponent calls her super-liberal, it sounds like the usual campaign talk. But coming from the supposedly objective moderator, with confirmation of serious-sounding journals, there's no escape, no answer. By running away from "liberal" label with lame "progressive" dodge instead of proudly owning it, she made the worst of a bad situation. Painful.
The supposedly balancing tough question for Tommy was, "why aren't you the same guy you used to be?" Well, this is a softball that opens up an opportunity for Tommy to document a stream of positives about his recent career.
They could have stopped the fight right there with a TKO