Just look how he parried the way the voice of the Washington establishment defined the Senate seat once held by Daniel Webster and Charles Sumner. That should resonate with voters in the Bay State:
NB: I didn’t see the debate, so maybe Gergen showed an inclination toward Republican ideas when questioning Mrs. Coakley, but having watched the question now twice, it sure seemed to me that this “moderator” believed the winner of this election owed it to Ted Kennedy to vote exactly as the Democrat would have on health care.
UPDATE: The more I watch this video, the more I wonder if it could define the last week of the race and could contribute to a Brown upset. He just looked good. And I feel that my contribution matching our readers’ donation was money well spent, very well spent.
UP-UPDATE: Looks like Gergen tossed Coakley mainly softballs, saving the tough questions for Brown. Guess it’s just because he, like Katie Couric, expects more of Republicans:
Near the end of the debate, he had two questions for Brown and Coakley each. After putting Brown on the spot over Roe v. Wade and “climate change,” Gergen turned to the Democrat with his hardest hitting questions of the night.
“Do you think it was right to insist on three people being at the debate?” Gergen asked Coakley. Yes, she did.
He followed up with this doozy: “As you look back on the campaign, do you have any second thoughts on how the campaign has unfolded?”