Thursday, October 05, 2006

Debate: Swann vs. Rendell

I saw the debate…

Eddie was…well…Eddie. He was polished, slick, smiled a lot, and talked on end how government’s role is to help people, create jobs, etc. His closing statement was fabulously done. He came across as that loveable uncle - sure he does some dumb things, but he’s still your uncle who smiles a lot and seems like he’s lots of fun.

Swann was pretty good in the debate. He went toe-to-toe with the 300-pound gorilla and held his ground. There were times I was practically yelling at the TV: “say this…say that!” Swann did a good job, though. He was forceful when he needed to be and charming when he needed to be.

Whoever wrote his closing statement should be fired then hung by his/her toenails. It was, without a doubt, the worst closing statement I have ever heard from a politician. It rambled, it didn’t wrap things up, and it could have easily been used to contrast the differences. He spent the first minute talking about healthcare! When he finally got to taxes, he was rushed and seemed to mention it in passing. He also mentioned the payjacking in passing. Oy!

Hey, Lynn - call me sometime if you want help writing that closer. I’ll do it for free.

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