I watched two debates tonight. First up was the Connecticut Senate debate, which we aired on FoxCT.
Too close to home. I’ll leave the candidates unjudged by me.
If they didn’t hate each before, the certainly do now. Ouch.
I knew some of the people onstage. Al Terzi, Laurie Perez and Chris Keating all work with me at FoxCT/Hartford Courant. That adds an interesting twist to my viewing.
They’re my friends. I want them to do well.
On to the Veep Debate. I thought Martha Raddatz from ABC News did a great job. Having both candidates in close proximity is the way to go. All debates should be staged that way.
After the first presidential debate I hung my head in shame. I, along with everyone else, though President Obama did a terrible job. That debate still could cause the Democrats to lose the White House. I said it then. Little has happened in the interim to sway hearts.
Tonight, Joe Biden showed the Democrats do have a story to tell. In my opinion (reinforced by most of the snap polls) Biden won the debate, even after subtracting for his goofy grin and interrupting.
Vice Presidential debates seldom change things. Remember, the guy who said, “You’re no Jack Kennedy,” lost.
If President Obama can be aggressive and relatable, as Biden was, he can change minds. Is he capable of that? I’m no longer sure.
A few weeks ago reelection looked like a done deal. Now I’m not so sure.