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The Grown-Ups In The Room

I've been watching the debates for Congress across Indiana and one thing keeps striking me: The Republicans and Democrats sling mud at each other and dance around the questions, and the Libertarians are the grown-ups in the room. From Indiana Public Media, on the first US Senate debate:
Both Democrat Brad Ellsworth and Republican Dan Coats were on the offensive during last night’s Senate debate in Indianapolis… while Libertarian Rebecca Sink-Burris remained more focused on questions and responses.
As a Libertarian, I'm going to prefer the Libertarian candidate's answers 95 times out of 100, but the glaring difference in demeanor gets me. The electorate is fed up with Washington insiders and their nonsense. Here were two Washington insiders and their nonsense, and a grown-up in the room. I hope the voters are really taking note.

Not affecting Hamilton County, but I love the coverage Scott Wise got on a Fort Wayne TV station along these same lines, in his debate in Indiana's 3rd Congressional District:

Rebecca Sink-Burris will debate two more times with fellow candidates for US Senate. Well, she will debate. The others will no doubt sling more mud. I hope she tells them to knock it off and behave.

Fri Oct 22, at Fort Wayne
Mon Oct 25, at Vincennes

These should be widely televised again. If you missed the first US Senate debate, see it by clicking here.

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posted by Mike Kole @ 2:23 PM,


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