Thursday, February 10, 2011 By Aaron Brown
I recorded the first part of the debate but then the battery died on the Flip Cam and I missed the last three questions and closing statements. This was, you know, the part of the debate where the previous day's national controversy over a nasty state GOP mailing bubbled into the night's most pointed disagreement. I've got everything except for that. (sigh). WDIO's story probably best demonstrated the exchange. I'll post a few of the videos later. I'll try to get a complete recording from the students at the college to post tomorrow or over the weekend. Sorry for the delay. For all my technology addiction I make a poor AV Club nerd sometimes.
I'd describe the candidates as prepared and cordial. The audience was respectful and seemed very interested in what the candidates had to say. My students did an excellent job putting the forum together and keeping order in the busy hall. I don't know what will happen on Tuesday, but we pulled off a good debate, anyway.
Northland's News Center has embed capabilities, so here's their piece:
(Disclosure: I am co-advisor of HCC's Student Senate and consulted with students in the organization of this debate).