WSLS just finished a 30-minute segment that left many folks scratching their heads and wondering whether anyone really got to know the two candidates.
One thing’s for sure — Hurt was uncomfortable with the tone and pace, and Perriello was nothing short of aggressive and direct. For most of the debate, Perriello commanded, but was not poised or assertive — just plain ol’ aggressive.
Favorite moment of the debate? When Perriello asked Hurt if he had read the ObamaCare bill. Hurt stuttered no, but all I could think about is whether or not Perriello read the bill before he voted on it! (answer: probably not)
I scorecard the debate a tie. But if one understands that you never win a debate, but only look not to lose one, then Perriello came out a bit bruised by his own aggressive style — one that flew in the face of the calm, moderating independent he has so assiduously maintained over the last few months.