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Angle clobbers Reid in debate

Whether it makes a difference in the polls or at the ballot box, only time will tell.  The takeaways:

1.  The Sun, one of the two main Vegas fishwraps that doesn’t like Angle, laments that she won: “Look upon these works, ye mighty, and despair.”

2.  The Sun notes other takes from the punditry:

I know we Nevadans get our backs up when the national media condescends. We are a proud bunch; we love our state. But as I surveyed the post-mortems in the 140-character world, where concision often yields brutal truth, you could almost sense the head-shaking as the national types opined:

NBC’s Chuck Todd: “Reid’s problem tonight is that while Angle wasn’t great, his performance made her look passable.”

Politico’s Dave Catanese: “Utterly subpar.”

Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard: “Reid didn’t knock out Angle but she had him on the ropes. Have to give the edge to Angle …”

Political writer Taylor Marsh may have summed it up best: “Sharron Angle passed the ‘I’m not crazy test’ with flying colors. Focused too. This lady just might pull this off. Reid didn’t take her out.”

3.  National Journal:

By debate’s end, Reid had failed to land any significant blows on Angle. He looked unprepared for Angle’s barbs. With just one day until early voting becomes available to Nevada residents, Reid’s performance didn’t improve his precarious political standing.

And Angle, who only needed to demonstrate she wasn’t as extreme as portrayed in Democratic commercials, performed that job adequately.

4.  In addition to telling Reid to “Man up”, Angle delivered a solid body blow with this:

Angle took full advantage of Reid’s position as a political insider, taunting him for his support of Democratic policies, from the stimulus to the health care bill. At one point, Angle told Reid to “man up” – and later questioned how he became so wealthy as a public servant.

“I’m not a career politician,” Angle said in her opening remarks. “I live in a middle class neighborhood in Reno; Senator Reid lives in the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC.”


5.  Left-wing blog Slate basically says the debate sucked, but Angle sucked less than Harry.  With those leftists, that’s a startling admission that their boy lost.  Excerpt:

Sharron Angle had the marginally better night in the only debate of this high-profile race. Reid has portrayed her as a nut case. She didn’t appear nutty.

6.  Obama’s favorite fishwrap, Newsweek:

It was billed as the contest Harry Reid had to win. But the Senate majority leader better hope that wasn’t true: his performance in Thursday night’s lone Nevada Senate debate is being widely panned, with Reid coming off as wooden, inarticulate, and shiftless. Meanwhile, Reid’s opponent, Tea Party standard bearer Sharron Angle, avoided a serious gaffe—no small feat, given her track record.

7.  No word yet on whether this debate performance had any effect on Chris Matthews’ leg.

In the end, Reid had to prove that Angle was an extreme whackjob, and he failed to do that.  He actually made her look “passable”, which was the last thing he needed to do.  Assuming there are still any undecideds in NV, he hurt himself with that group by not selling his “Vote for me, because I’m not nuts like her” message.


October 15, 2010 - Posted by | Reid


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  2. Well I’m glad Reid was crushed couldn’t happen to a better guy.

    Comment by SojournerLove | October 18, 2010

  3. Amazing how the reporters did their best to down play the fact that Angle KILLED him in debate. Carefully note their deliberate terminology!

    Comment by Kevin | October 19, 2010

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