This probably won’t be a popular sentiment among my fellow Left bloggers, but Dennis handed it to Lindeen tonight. He was better prepared, more on topic, and effective at dismissing even warranted criticism.
I’ve probably underestimated Dennis. He has improved his public speaking and debate skills, other than the robotic appearance and uncontrolled blinking.
Monica Lindeen needs to be careful about her tone and demeanor. She absolutely needs to be assertive to have any chance in this campaign, but she often crossed the line from assertive to aggressive, allowing Rehberg to depict himself as an affable, pleasant person. That’s not easy to do.
Rehberg is amazing in one sense. It takes cajones to suggest that he understands the plight of the working poor and parents of college students: these were huge openings that were not exploited by Lindeen. Paint Rehberg for what he is–one of the wealthy elite of Montana.
Can someone find a moderator who can remember the rules for one of these debates?
Mike Fellows? A huge letdown after Stan Jones. I was expecting a 9/11 or Moon Landing conspiracy at the least.