Deeds v. McDonnell on Politico
Democrat R. Creigh Deeds and Republican Robert F. McDonnell faced off -- well, sort of; they were taped separately in back-to-back interviews -- at a forum moderated by WJLA's Leon Harris and Politico's John Harris and broadcast live tonight.
The two Harrises touched on all the usual subjects -- transportation, taxes, the thesis -- and the two candidates offered all the usual answers. But there were a few interesting moments.
Deeds was shown a video from a similar forum in during the Democratic primary in which he said he was "itchin'" to debate McDonnell in the fall -- and then he was asked why he agreed only to a forum with consecutive instead of joint appearances.
"I do not control the schedule at all," Deeds offered as a defense. Really?
McDonnell, meanwhile, was asked not only to defend his 20-year-old thesis, but to explain the fact that he had a conservative voting record in the General Assembly.
"I didn't," he said.
Finally, the hosts had some fun asking a few more frivolous questions, such as:
Should Jim Zorn be fired? Deeds: No. McDonnell: No comment.
Do you TiVo: No.
Do you watch Tom DeLay on Dancing With the Stars? No.
Do you Twitter? Yes.
Do you own an iPod? McDonnell: No. Deeds: Yes. What's on your iPod? Little Feat, Grateful Dead, other '60s and '70s rock.
October 6, 2009; 7:42 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Amy Gardner , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell
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