Thursday, April 20, 2006

That's what happens when you aren't thinking clearly

Me, that is, because I didn't watch the second debate of Democratic Senatorial challengers. Then again, I have pretty clear opinions of the candidates at this point. I know who I'm voting for in the primary; I know that I'll be putting in legwork in the fall to defeat Santorum. The rest is to wake the sleeping masses.

But anyway, lots of more coherent (and/or dedicated) folks were watching. Jane gives some brief takes from the early part of the action, before she had to leave. Tulin at PoliticsPhilly gives minute-by-minute one-liners. eRobin does a yeoman's job of live-blogging every exchange. I can't imagine how she keeps up! Albert offers some photos and highlights of the event, rally and debate, in installments -- 1, 2, 3, 4 [oops! also 5 and 6] -- not as much text as Robin's, more visual flavor.

As for the press, the horserace themes appear to be crystallizing, with the Inquirer repeating the Casey Keeps the Focus on Santorum meme (while his two midget opponents yip at him from either side, I suppose. sigh) and the failure to debate in either of Pennsylvania's big cities. The Daily News gives top billing to the two progressives' pressure on the frontrunner before falling into the same pattern, and also manages to diss the entire event as a "slugfest." At least the debate point on Alito makes it in here...

3 Comments:

Anonymous albert said...

i got a couple more posts with more text coming! i'm still writing right now.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Carl said...

We just posted audio of the whole debate:

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/14388717.htm

Carl Lavin,
deputy managing editor, news
Philadelphia Inquirer

5:04 PM  
Blogger ACM said...

great! thanks...

5:05 PM  

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