Double Standard In Male/Female Candidate ebates?

  1. Mighty Mom profile image75
    Mighty Momposted 13 years ago

    Did anyone else watch last night's debate between Tea Party darling Christine O'Donnell and Chris Coons live on CNN?

    My observation: Like Tuesday night's final debate between Meg Whitman (R) and Jerry Brown (D) running for CA governor, the difference between the candidates comes down to this:

    She vacillates between sound-bite attacks and trying to be likable (O'Donnell did a better job). She is accorded much latitude by the moderators.
    He knows his stuff and has a clear message, but comes off as a bit cold, aloof and wonkish. You could tell both "hes" were trying hard not to slam the "hers" against the wall.

    Here's an article about the Christine O'Donnell/Chris Coons debate.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/10/13/ … tml?hpt=C2

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image63
      Ralph Deedsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Coons is a better choice than McDonnell on issues that are important to American women (and men).

  2. Mighty Mom profile image75
    Mighty Momposted 13 years ago

    I loved his answer about which Constitution does Christine O'Donnell uphold. He says he upholds the Constitution as it NOW STANDS -- which is the only correct answer.
    And I respected what he said about being personally against abortion but protecting its legality, borrowing from (not sure whose) line that it should be safe, legal, and rare.

 
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