Debate Thoughts
October 18th, 2010

Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino both avoided any major conflict. Cuomo looked calm while Paladino seemed unable to control his body and tripped over his words.

Paladino seemed determined to prove that he is not “angry.” At one point he said he was not angry but “passionate.”

Both Cuomo and Paladino took some blows from Charles Barron and Warren Redlich but avoided any retort. During a rebuttal Redlich attacked Paladino for donations he made to Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer saying he was trying to “buy something.” Paladino went next and asked this is supposed to be a “rebuttal?” and laughed before going into his answer.

Former Republican Candidate Gubernatorial candidate John Faso, who is a guest on Liz Benjamin’s show, said that Paladino’s performance was “awful” and asked why he even, “bothered showing up.” Benjamin reminded viewers that Faso is a Republican.

Davis, Redlich and Hawkins actually offered some interesting policy points–Cuomo, Paladino, Barron and McMillan both generally delivered their tag lines and avoided discussing policy.

All in all it looks like Paladino bailed on what brought him to the dance while Cuomo stuck to his guns–in other words he continued to avoid the fray.

By on October 18, 2010, 8:37 pm
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One Response to “Debate Thoughts”

  1. Raffi Says:
    October 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Contrary to the media’s attempt to paint this as some kind of free for all circus, it was civil and for once a wide variety of substantial policy proposals were made free of touchy-feely crap like “what do you like about your opponent”. A great debate, we should have more of these, every election.

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