Martha Coakley was Martha Coakley — a lawyer who looked and sounded like a teacher. As always she was calm, measured and unemotional, but unlike always, she sometimes seemed tentative, even taken aback.
It was Scott Brown who made her that way. Brown knew what he wanted to say and said it. He was confident and personable. He was aggressive, but not so aggressive that he crossed any gender line.
Joe Kennedy had a strong debate performance, too. He got out his message that he’s the candidate of smaller government and less spending. He never looked uncomfortable, and he even had a sense of humor.
I’m sure this won’t be unanimous, but Scott Brown was my clear choice as the winner of this debate. He blended a soft delivery with hard attacks. Most important, watching him, you could imagine him in the U.S. Senate, not the State Senate
I’ll be the first to say it. Watching him, I could even imagine him as President. …He’s clean, articulate, and in 2012 he’ll have two whole years in the US Senate under his belt, (like someone else we all know)…
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