Coons does a great job here and it previews the knd of judo he is going to have to pull off during this campaign. The O’Donnell camp is like so sicfi monster that lives off the energy people throw at it. Instead of rhetorical bombs and bullets, Coon needs to slowly and patiently starve the beast.
“My friends now joke that something about Kenya, maybe the strange diet, or the tropical sun, changed my personality; Africa to them seems a catalytic converter that takes in clean-shaven, clear-thinking Americans and sends back bearded Marxists,…”
The interesting thing about O’Donnells position that ANY question about her background is an attack is that she might pull it off in this media environment. Does anyone know who the questioners will be tonight.
[...] Just watched it. Coons couldn't have been better. Of course, MSNBC isn't the place to get his message out to anyone but left-leaners, but still. Well done. For someone not particularly telegenic, he comes off really well on TV, if that makes any sense. I guess I'm saying he knows how to play and speak to the camera. Here's a good clip. It's from delawareliberal.com, because that's what came up when I googled it Coons on Hardball. : Delaware Liberal [...]
But Reid said Coons would have won even if Rep. Mike Castle (R) had prevailed over O’Donnell.
“I’m going to be very honest with you — Chris Coons, everybody knows him in the Democratic caucus. He’s my pet. He’s my favorite candidate,” Reid said.
“Let me tell you about him: A graduate of Yale Divinity School. Yale Law School. A two-time national debate champion. He represents two-thirds of the state now, in an elected capacity. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen him or heard him speak, but he is a dynamic speaker. I don’t mean loud or long; he’s a communicator. So that’s how I feel about Delaware. I’ve always thought Chris Coons is going to win. I told him that and I tried to get him to run. I’m glad he’s running. I just think the world of him. He’s my pet.”
Heragain is exactly right. Have the attacks worked against Sharron Angle? Did they work for Castle? The way to go negative is to emphasize the America these folks want: No solution to the health care problem, cutting taxes as a solution to both a moribund economy and an enormous deficit. Their “solutions” sound like the Big Rock Candy Mountain.
I think the line I would have like to hear Coons say when Matthews asked if she’s qualified is “it’s up to the voters to decide if she’s qualified to serve Delaware in the Senate,” then list his own qualifications.
Yes, I thought the pet line was demeaning but Harry Reid does have a bit of a tin ear on these things.
” An article Democrat Chris Coons wrote for his college newspaper may not go over so well in corporation-friendly Delaware, where he already faces an uphill battle for Vice President Joe Biden’s old Senate seat.
“The title? “Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist.”
“In the article, Coons, then 21 years old and about to graduate from Amherst College, chronicled his transformation from a sheltered, conservative-minded college student who had worked for former GOP Delaware Sen. William Roth and had campaigned for Ronald Reagan in 1980 into a cynical young adult who was distrustful of American power and willing to question the American notion of free enterprise.”
Let's ask Ambassador Stevens what he thinks about the scandal. OOOPs, Obama's stupidity let him die.
Anyway, as Hillary Rotten Clinton ... dem dementia on Is it out of stupidity or malevolence? | May 18th 1:26 am
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