Tuesday, October 05, 2010

28 days and counting...

Last night's U.S. Senate debate between Richard Blumenthal and Linda McMahon was more of draw than awin for either -- but with the slight advantage going to Blumenthal. Neither caniddate hurt themselves, and clearly Blumenthal was far more aggressive then he has been -- which was important for him. So int erms of expectations — and there were a lot riding on Blumenthal's back — point to Blumenthal.

Where McMahon may have lost points was in her inability to answer questions, but quite frankly I'm not convinced that many people cared, so no points lost there. She got in a few jabs, and so did he, so that was a draw.

Quite frankly, the most disappointing part of the debate had nothing to do with the candidates, but more to do with the questioning -- and those asking the questions. Chris Keating from the Courant did a good job, but his fellow panelists from Fox61 were lacking.

Tonight, the two gubernatorial candidates go at it. Same time, same place.

Monday, October 04, 2010

29 days and counting...

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon this morning canceled her scheduled interview with the Norwich Bulletin's editorial board that was set for tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.) claiming they have no record of that meeting on their calendar.

The McMahon camp originally asked us to reschedule the Sept. 21 meeting due to a conflict in scheduling, and it was the McMahon camp that picked the Oct. 5 date and time to reschedule, which we agreed to. Now they claim they have no record of that.I assured them it was not a case of "misspeak." (I did save the originally e-mail where tehy set that date and forwarded to them.)

Now they say they'll check to see if they can find a date to reschedule. I hope so, because right now Richard Blumenthal's meeting with us is posted on our web page as is John Merten's interview (he's the Senate candidate on the CT for Lieberman party line) and by Wednesday Warren Mosher's interview (he's the Independent Party candidate for Senate) will be posted.

The only one MIA is McMahon.