Thursday, October 24, 2002
HoustonChronicle - Senate candidates spar again (Odd this was extensively rewritten, better, while I was blogging it. I wouldn't have noticed it but I accidently erased the link.)
Republican Right masquerading as Republican Moderate versus Republican Light.
Most Republicans getting high priced help run much more moderate than they are and Cornyn is no exception.
Kirk, perhaps correctly, is not running as a Democrat but as a strong supporter of Bush and most Republican positions. He is also running as non-threatening and mild. I think he should take a few issues to take a tough stand so he doesn't appear a complete wuss. Still, I'm the cheap advice and he's getting the high priced.
The major disagreements in the debate were over Social Security and Hopwood decision(against measures creating diversity in public colleges). Cornyn is the only Republican Senate candidate still supporting privatization and Kirk clearly won that round. Surprisingly, Kirk took a position encouraging methods to expand college education to all minorities. Only surprising considering his Republican positions on all other issues.
My prediction, Kirk loses 53 - 46 but probably the increased turnout gets Sharp as Lt. Governor.
My favorite part of listening to politicians speak - Freudian slips.
Cornyn - referred to going after Texas's low income children!
Kirk - referred to Saddam as an "Actor," correct but he was probably thinking of all politicians. Gary Permalink on 10/24/2002
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