By Dave Andrusko Here’s the opening sentence of the Washington Post’s Matt Viser’s take on tonight’s third debate between 10 candidates competing to be the Democrats’ presidential nominee: Joe Biden will be tested by some of his strongest challengers, eager to knock the former vice president from his so-far durable perch atop the rest of …Continue reading "What to look for in tonight’s third debate"
By Dave Andrusko You might ask yourself (as I did before I began this post), what difference does it make, why should we bother to watch, when every one of the 20 Democrats who will be on the stage July 30 and July 31 in Detroit are hard-core pro-abortion? There are many excellent reasons to …Continue reading "Looking ahead to next week’s second debate among Democratic candidates for president"
By Dave Andrusko Tonight, from 9-11, ten of the leading 20 Democratic presidential candidates will debate one another in Miami, Florida. The other 10 will have a go at it Thursday night. Each set of ten will have the same five moderators. Tonight’s Top Ten includes Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, …Continue reading "What to anticipate in tonight’s Democrats’ debate"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Answer: The Pennsylvania Gubernatorial debate. Question: What do Pennsylvania voters need to watch in order to know where the candidates for Governor stand on abortion? “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek will be posing questions to the two major party candidates for Pennsylvania Governor at a highly-anticipated debate …Continue reading "Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek to host Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate"
By Dave Andrusko With all the fireworks associated with the first Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton debate (and with two more in the offing), perhaps tonight’s one vice presidential face off will draw less attention than usual. Or it may do just the opposite–attract many more voters than the usual 20% fewer than the presidential debate, given …Continue reading "Abortion likely to come up in VP debate between pro-life Pence and pro-abortion Kaine"
By Dave Andrusko And that was just Round One. Anyone who may have thought the opening debate might be low-key was disabused of that notion within a few minutes. Pro-life Donald Trump and pro-abortion Hillary Clinton went at it hammer and tongs. A few thoughts. #1. As moderator, NBC News’ Lester Holt was given the …Continue reading "A few thoughts on last night’s first presidential debate"
By Dave Andrusko First thing this morning, we offered some preliminary thoughts about last night’s first presidential debate. As we approach the end of the day, I’d like to offer a few additional observations. CNN/ORC’s poll, we are led to believe, was and is the last word. Of the 521 registered voters polled by phone, …Continue reading "What did the post-debate polls really tell us?"
By Dave Andrusko Republicans are facing off tonight in Miami in a debate sponsored by CNN. In five days, the four contenders will square off on a day that includes pivotal primaries in Florida and Ohio. Tonight will be the Republicans’ twelfth debate. While there are some tiny disagreements about the exact numbers, according to …Continue reading "Republican contests in Ohio and Florida tighten, Democrats’ debate turns fiery"
By Dave Andrusko Well, buckle up your seat belts. Just two days after Democratic Socialist Sen. Bernie Sander walloped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, the two will go at it tonight in a debate moderated by PBS NewsHour anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff and simulcast on CNN and NPR. It’s …Continue reading "Looking ahead to tonight’s Sanders/Clinton debate"
By Dave Andrusko If I said to you, “This is the headline from a relentlessly pro-abortion site, ‘Stop Playing Word Games: Debate Moderators Must Ask Honest Questions About Abortion ,‘” what would you expect from the story? Me, too. A story that represents word games on steroids and flush with loaded questions. Which is fine, …Continue reading "[Dis]Honest Questions about abortion"
By Dave Andrusko The difference in numbers was stark. The February 4th debate between pro-abortionists Hillary Clinton and Democratic Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders drew a paltry 4.49 on MSNBC. (It was the first debate after former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley withdrew.) By contrast Saturday’s free for all between seven pro-life Republican presidential candidates in New …Continue reading "Takeaways from Democratic and Republican debates on the eve of the New Hampshire primary"
By Dave Andrusko Tonight the remaining Republican presidential candidates—minus Donald Trump who withdrew—will have at it in Des Moines, Iowa, four days before the nation’s first caucuses. It is a great reassurance, as NRLC explained yesterday “every major Republican presidential candidate has taken a pro-life position.” Alas, every Democratic candidate, major or minor, is enthusiastically …Continue reading "Last Republican debate before Iowa caucuses on FOX tonight"