Who gained the most from the Angle-Reid debate

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    I did not watch it, but have heard different opionions. I think Reid blew it with his, "I was a successful lawyer..." answer when she questioned how he became so wealthy, while in Congress.

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    I saw parts of it. Sharron Angle definitely softened her message and was quite effective in attacking Reid. Reid on the other hand stayed on the defensive. He called her "extreme" but really wasn't specific about exactly what she was so extreme about. Don't get me wrong, Angle, while, poised somewhat was very awkward. She said stuff like "It's not your job to create jobs. It's your job to create policies that allow small business to create jobs." Harry let stuff like that fly right by.

    Add in expectations were so low about Angle, merely showing up was a bonus.

    I give it to Angle..but only slightly.
     
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    That is what I have summised. She held her own, even if she had to back off of some of her extreme stances. She learned to moderate. It was a toss up, which means a loss for Reid, who needed a knock out. As long as she keeps her head low and doesn't blert out her real positions, she will probably win. Anything can happen though...
     
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    What are her "extreme" stances?
     
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    My, how your tune has changed....

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/120469-harry-reid-gets-race-that-he-wanted.html
     
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    To sum up:

    Second Amendment Remedy.
    Phasing out Social Security.
    Allowing HMOs to prescribe exactly who gets insurance.
    Phasing out Medicaid/Medicare.

    Those are all pretty radical and extremist views.
     
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    That's sort of what happens in the real world. Sometimes events don't exactly unfold the way one initially expects them too. Which is why cognition is so important.
     
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    Some quotes from that thread:

     
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    It's also why making absolute predictions in June for a race in November is fucking stupid, Swallow....
     
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    And she's run away from every one of them. This is the tea partiers strategy, stop running on what you believe and you might win.
     

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