Skip to comments.Indiana Seate GOP PRimary Debate
Posted on 04/11/2012 3:49:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
INDIANAPOLIS, IN Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Republican primary contest between longtime Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) and challenger, Indiana State Treasurer Richard Murdock (R), continues Wednesday when they meet in Indianapolis for their first debate.
Phil Bremen, a retired TV broadcaster, will moderate the discussion which will include questions from voters.
The Indiana Primary is May 8th. The winner will face Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly in the November general election.
The debate is sponsored by Indiana Debate Commission, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.
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Here's your chance to see how a superannuated Senator holds his own against yout'.
The winner of the primary goes on to face a relatively conservative Democrat still married to the same woman many years (always a surprise with those guys eh) and has kids. I believe he said he was a lawyer and went to church every Sunday need it or not.
Crummy butttons, I missed the darn thing—maybe it will re-run.
Did you watch enough to give your impression to us?
Nobody asked any questions about LOSS OF SENIORITY (In Senate).
The moderator more or less said "Ya'all talkin' outta the same sides o' yo' mouf'"
Whatever Mourdock said he would do Lugar would respond that he'd already voted for it ~ but showing a lack of sharpness due to age (I been telling you guys he's a drooler) he failed to follow that up with a dig at his opponent for NOT KNOWING WHAT GOES ON IN THE SENATE.
I found myself asking several times why Mourdock's out of state financial backers hadn't sent in somebody to brief him. Do they actually imagine that all you have to say is "I"m from TEA Party Woof Woof" and they'll get people to vote for their guy.
I hope not, but it helped to make Lugar seem better prepared ~ except when he came into the "I met so and so 1 to 10 days ago and he told me so and so' ~ which may or may not be meaningful.
Problem for any candidate facing Lugar is that he's done the foreign relations bit and he's doing the farming thing and he knows how those two fields connect ~ that resonates with the 30% of Indiana's economy involved in CORN AND CORN BYPRODUCTS AND EXPORTS!
Lugar is on the top of his game on that and even if Conservatives outside Indiana oppose turning corn into alcohol, the folks in Indiana firmly believe that's the only way to achieve satori in real time!
I gathered Mourdock agrees with Lugar's position on all of that, plus burning coal, drilling for gas, and drilling for oil.
So, just watching the debate it seemed to me that NONE of the major differences in the two candidates were raised. You TEA Party folks should take that up with the guys in Indiana. See what they think.
Lugar came across as old, tired, and slightly feeble...and I think that Mourdock knew that;s how it would seem. I think Mourdock won the debate hands down, and anyone who say it would think that it's time for Lugar to go sit on the porch somewheres..
Mourdock won this debate, and he will win the primary..
Take your rino loving Lugar crap elsewhere!
That is a serious failure in attentiveness and it comes with age, and it's not good. That's why we always know when a senior senator's staffers have taken over the shop ~ and that has undoubtedly happened to Luger.
BTW, we got a poster on here, teg_76, who seems of the impression that my description of Lugar as a DROOLER means that I love RINOS.
Let me say this about that, there are DROOLERS, and then there are LYING DROOLERS ~ so I guess we know what they are about.
So, teg_76, why don't you crawl back over to DU and let the young adults worry about this.
Along the way some of their friends have tried to change the meaning of the term so that it means little more than "Leftwingtard" or at times "someone I don't agree with".
My definition is much more comprehensive. FIrst, if someone ever ran for public office as a Democrat, or served as an appointee of a Democrat, then he's a RINO.
Secondly, I've added "Major donor to Democrats" ~ as shameful as that might seem we actually have a serious candidate who donates to Democrats and there are people here who just lap up his stuff.
I think that's as comprehensive as you need to go to figure out who is or is not a RINO, and there are a bunch of them.
BTW, that doesn't include Ronald Reagan ~ he never ran or served in office as a Democrat.