Both Bill Turque of the Post and Lou Peck of Bethesda Magazine assessed the candidatesâ€™ performance at the Leisure World debate Sunday afternoon. First, Turqueâ€™s thoughts: Democrats running for office in Montgomery County know they have to bring their A-game to Leisure World. The Silver Spring senior community of 8,000 is packed with active, knowledgeable voters who faithfully turn out for elections. It is… Read more »
Well, that was more work than I planned on. So after the minions went into meltdown mode this afternoon, I got my iPhone reset (problem is still there, however, might be time for a new device), saved the video before it expired this afternoon, but failed to figure out how Periscope ate an hour of the video right in the… Read more »
This afternoon at 2:00 at Leisure World. Video live on Periscope. A few people recently werenâ€™t sure how to watch live. The easiest way is to get the Periscope app, which can be found here. Once you have the app, follow me, either under my name, Jonathan Shurberg, or Twitter handle, @MDScramble (itâ€™s a Twitter-related app). Go to Periscope around 2… Read more »
Winners: Christie: pummeled the snot out of Rubio, but did not come off as a bully. Stayed on message, didnâ€™t falter. Kasich: successfully portrayed himself as a happy conservative, cheerful, warm and fuzzy. Trump: didnâ€™t fight too much with Cruz, but got his shots in. Otherwise, was content to see Rubio get used as a punching bag. If he doesnâ€™t… Read more »
Or at least wishes debate moderators would ask better ones, anyway. My answer is that candidates are ruthlessly trained to flip any difficult question back to their comfort zone, and to simply ignore issues that donâ€™t suit the preferences of the base. So even a diligent moderator is going to give up at some point and just revert to throwing… Read more »
It really shouldnâ€™t have been a question, and it took far too long to resolve, but former Maryland Governor Martin Oâ€™Malley has been invited by NBC to participate in the Sunday night debate in Charleston. NBC News invited all three Democratic presidential candidates to debate Sunday night in Charleston, S.C., including Martin Oâ€™Malley. There had been some doubt whether Oâ€™Malley would… Read more »
One camera, one take, no breaks. Your intrepid and faithful reporter does it all to bring his readers information they canâ€™t get anywhere else. 1 hour and 23 minutes of nerdy goodness. Enjoy.
CD8 transportation debate coming up shortly. Live on Periscope coming up now, then on YouTube later.
Dana Beyer was also at the CD8 debate Tuesdwy night, and wrote up her thoughts for her weekly Huffington Post column. This was previously published here, and is reprinted in full with Danaâ€™s permission. Dana is right that where there is little to separate the candidates on their basic qualifications for the office they seek, other factors become relevant, such as… Read more »
So in addition to my brilliant analysis of the debate last night, Bill Turque of the Post and Lou Peck of Bethesda Magazine also have some thoughts as well. And Kevin Gillogly has a great set of photos from the event posted here. Both reporters stressed the generally agreeable tone of the debate and the lack of sparks between the candidates. Turque: On the issues,… Read more »