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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Gard Won 1st WI-08 Debate

I hope I don't get in trouble for this post.

(Then again, it's not about the campaign I'm working on.)

Caught the full 8th Congressional District Debate last night on Green Bay TV and there's no doubt that John Gard won it last night.

He may have come out of the gate stumbling
a little, but once he found his stride, John Gard was on and scoring points with every question.

How do I know?

Well, a good sign you might be winning is when you have your opponent saying "I agree with John." so many times that watchers lose count. Another is the moment that to many will likely be the defining one of this first debate.

Let's just call it "The Airplane Moment."

In another instance, the audience broke into laughter when Kagen, defending his position on the Patriot Act, said he would stand up to a terrorist if the two were in the same airplane.

"That's the difference," Gard said, adding that he would not let a terrorist get on an airplane in the first place.

You can view the full debate here. See it for yourself.

Finally, I thought Gard got hosed on the order of statements. Usually, the one who gets the last opening statement, gets the first closing statement; unless a coin toss is announced. Kagen got both the last opening statement, and the last closing statement.

No coin toss result was announced by the moderator. Other than that, WBAY's Jeff Alexander did a superb job.

That's my take on that debate. Back to the cave.