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bain_sidhe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:25 PM
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32. He didn't shoot himself in the foot
But he didn't get an opportuninty to hit one out of the park either.
He wasn't given any really good policy questions - those all went to other candidates. All but one of the questions basically repeated recent smears/attacks. But it did give him a chance to respond to them, and he responded creditably. Tonight's debate probably won't have changed anybody's mind about him, either positively or negatively.

A note here though... if FAUX thought they were going to hurt him with this debate, they didn't. I think they've forgotten that he's spent a month there explaining his positions "retail" style, so nothing he said tonight is going to be a surprise, he just didn't get to say enough that might convince somebody who *hasn't* been paying attention a reason to vote for him, or even check him out further.

This kind of manipulation will be more effective in later contests though, in states where people pretty much have to rely on media to tell them who the candidates are and what they're all about.
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