As far as debate formats go, this one really stinks. There is absolutely no back and forth between West and Klein. How can anyone call this a debate without the two candidates engaging on the issues? The moderators stank too. They seemed not to ask any really controversial or tough questions to either candidate and did not follow up on anything. Given Ron Klein’s high support of the very unpopular Obama/Pelosi/Reid agenda, these moderators did very little to get Klein to explain those votes.
If the Ron Klein’s plan was to paint West as some rightwing whacko extremist, West’s appearance here certainly throws that out the window. West comes off well informed, principled and serious. Given that the room was packed with supporters from both sides, it is hard to tell just how effective each candidate was.
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Video h/t: The Right Scoop