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Reid vs. Angle Debate: Post Mortem

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:14 am

I didn’t see it. If you did, feel free to weigh in.

As we all know, one of these two candidates is particularly prone to making goofy statements. I’m told by the L.A. Times that the foot-in-mouth candidate is Sharron Angle — despite some evidence to the contrary.

So did Angle say anything memorably goofy yesterday, as we’re told she is wont to do? Did she call anyone her pet? Did she call anyone hot? Did she say anything about a Negro dialect? Did she call tourists smelly?

Fill me in on what I missed.

22 Responses to “Reid vs. Angle Debate: Post Mortem”

  1. Leftist hack forced to admit

    Reid lost the debate to Angle

    By Jon Ralston

    Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 | 2:01 a.m.

    Let’s get the easy part out of the way first:

    Sharron Angle won The Big Debate.

    Angle won because she looked relatively credible, appearing not to be the Wicked Witch of the West (Christine O’Donnell is the good witch of the Tea Party) and scoring many more rhetorical points. And she won because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid looked as if he could barely stay on a linear argument, abruptly switching gears and failing to effectively parry or thrust.

    Whether the debate affects the outcome — I believe very few Nevadans are undecided — it also perfectly encapsulated the race: An aging senator who has mastered the inside political game but fundamentally does not seem to care about his public role (and is terrible at it) versus an ever-smiling political climber who can deliver message points but sometimes changes her message or denies a previous one even existed.

    Look upon these works, ye mighty, and despair.

    Sabba Hillel (dd522e)

  2. I’d say Angle won (and I am not an optimist).

    She started off a bit nervous, got stronger, and gave credible answers. I didn’t love her wording of everything and I certainly think she needs voice training … but up against Reid, it was enough.

    Her closing statement in particular was great and delivered off the cuff. His was awful and read from cue cards at that.

    Christoph (8ec277)

  3. Oh, and in his opening statement, Reid was talking about how his mom used to wash prostitutes’ used sheets, thus proving the Reid family went through hard times.

    Whether that story was true or not, I thought it a goofy choice to highlight.

    Christoph (8ec277)

  4. Post mortem is accurate. At several points, Reid seemed to be brain-dead.

    great unknown (261470)

  5. I can’t believe Reid is in a close race.

    imdw (7b0243)

  6. Man Up!

    Words she will take with her to the U.S. Capitol.

    Ed from SFV (de2c81)

  7. The verdict’s coming in hard from the media, including leftwing media although I repeat myself.

    Angle won.

    Christoph (8ec277)

  8. “Man up” should be the battle cry for every conservative woman running against a male Democratic incumbent.

    It’s not even close, Angle won this debate. Even the far lefties resigned themselves to this fact.

    East Coast Chris (ded5f2)

  9. The “witch” construct leads to a thought: If Nancy is the wicked witch of the West, and if Hillary is the wicked witch of the East, then is Sarah the good witch of the North?

    Bar Sinister (a148e1)

  10. When you can close a debate by looking straight into the camera with great confidence and say (paraphrasing):

    I’m Sharon Angle, I’m running for the United States Senate, and I’m asking for your vote!

    …it means the other guy lost.

    AD-RtR/OS! (e59e99)

  11. She said she was the “right angle”. That was great.

    Christoph (8ec277)

  12. I can’t find the vid of Reid’s reaction to her “man up” comment, only the vid of her initial statement. Even better was her question about how someone of such modest means as Reid could’ve become the 3rd wealthiest member of the Senate. If anyone can locate it, please post it here – thanks.

    Dmac (84da91)

  13. Watching Reid praise Scalia was pretty mind-blowing.

    Beldar (fa3a16)

  14. I actually thought he’d use Scalia as his positive example as soon as the question was asked. For reasons of dishonest pandering, of course, but that’s how I see Reid when the chips are down.

    To the last commenter (8ec277)

  15. Last comment was made by I.

    Anyhow, it was trippy.

    Christoph (8ec277)

  16. (It’s here, btw … And I didn’t see the whole debate, that clip is all I’ve watched.)

    Beldar (fa3a16)

  17. I can’t find the vid of Reid’s reaction to her “man up”… .

    He didn’t really react to it, which psychologically emphasized the blow.

    Christoph (8ec277)

  18. Mr. Bean + Wally Cox = Harry Reid

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  19. IMP remains an idiot.

    Dustin (b88cc9)

  20. Christoph at #2 nailed it. I watched the whole debate. I live in Reno, and have been following the race closely. It is very telling that Angle, with all the mistakes she has made, is still beating Reid. Imagine if Sue Lowden or Danny Tarkanian had won the primary. It wouldn’t even be close.

    One of Reid’s most disingenuous ads concerns the Second Amendment. He claims that he will fight anybody who tries to take away gun rights. I wonder how he will fight a Supreme Court decision effected by justices he voted to confirm.

    norcal (c46537)

  21. Norcal, I’m also in Reno. The race is very close: Rassmussen has never had either one of them ahead by more than 4%, and it’s been see-sawing for weeks.

    What will matter in the election is the turnout in Vegas. Pretty much everywhere else in the state thinks Reid is slightly less desirable than a case of leprosy.

    Some Chump (e84e27)

  22. Some Chump,

    If it remains close I think the vote will break for Angle.

    Dennis Miller’s joke about Reid is even more applicable since his Ted Kennedy gaffe. Miller said that every time Reid makes an appearance he expects the CSI team to show up and draw a chalk outline around him.

    norcal (9c5deb)

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