Wednesday, March 03, 2010

CT Republicans Hold Debate for Senate Candidates


Last night the 3 main Republican candidates for the US Senate in Connecticut debated at the University of Hartford. The candidates are: Former Congressman Rob Simmons, Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon and Brokerage firm owner/Financial Analyst Peter Schiff. Although none of them stood out, I thought each of them seemed like reasonable and qualified candidates. As would be expected, Schiff had his best moments when discussing the economy and Simmons, who is a Vietnam veteran and former CIA operative, had his best moments when discussing foreign policy. I thought McMahons best line was "I'm not running for office because I need a job." This is one area that she can differentiate herself from Simmons and potential Democratic opponent Richard Bluementhal who both have worked in government for most of the past 20 years.

2 comments:

shadowmom1 said...

I agree that they all looked and sounded reasonable. No one looked like they had no business being in the race and I could probably vote for any of them, although I do have my preferences.

The Democratic debate was a bit different. I thought Blumenthaul sounded much more reasonable. And he does have an outstanding record as Attorney General in CT. Not that that experience makes him qualified to be a senator. That is up to the voters to decide.

bfouskas said...

Did you see the CT Senate debate between Debicella vs. Himes and Lamont??
http://www.healthplanone.com/blog/index.php/2010/02/identifying-the-major-talking-points-of-healthcare-reform/