I think we should set the stage with this:
“Something I take pride in is being a big reader and doing my homework and knowing what I don’t know and knowing where it is important to do more listening than talking,” Mandel says.
Sky-high expectations for Mandel.
I’m at work and if I’m distracted in some way during my (alleged) “lunch break” here you may have to carry on without me. Please do.
Sherrod just thanked “the waitstaff”. This is why he should be a Senator.
“Farmers from Henry County” nice touch. Lots and lots of local places and names.
Mandel starts with a bad joke about how he looks like a high school junior.
Washington is broken, deficit, career politicians in Washington
Sherrod responds: “Josh will voucherize Medicare”
Sherrod: signing a pledge to Grover Norquist is “giving away your right to think”
Sherrod: “President Obama has enforced more trade agreements than any President since Reagan”
To Mandel: “Was Mitt Romney wrong to oppose the auto bailout?”
Mandel ignores question
Sherrod unapologetic about stimulus, says it worked
Mandel says “Solyndra”
Josh Mandel has the narrowest shoulders I have ever seen on an adult. Fails the Chris Matthews test.
Mandel is a Muslim-basher. Question from audience: “what’s wrong with Muslims?” (paraphrasing)
“Question” from winger in audience, War On Coal, blah, blah
Sherrod “there is no war on coal”
Brown with vigorous defense of PPACA. No apologies.
Mandel dodges all of his previous War On Women positions
Mandel is a Right wing lunatic and he’s now running on “bipartisanship”. Romney-Ryan.