Monday, September 26, 2016

My debate experience

Both keep interrupting each other. I think that hurts them with the average, perhaps swing voter. In 1972, my opponent, Sen. Joe Ward, agreed to debate me to everyone's surprise. He interrupted me, but I listened politely when it was his turn to speak. But when it was my turn, i got him angry and he blew up at the end. Later he refused to debate again, so I had the best of both worlds. That debate won me a seat in the state senate in a 4-1 Dem district, last won by the GOP in 1938. I held it 5 terms and the GOP woman I endorsed after me held it for 5. Debates matter, but you have to think how the undecided viewers see what's going on.

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