Last night, I had a choice, try to see if I could find the Fiorina-Boxer debate on a cable channel in Colorado or go out to dinner with my Dad for his birthday. And much as I wanted to see Carly take the career politician to the cleaners (as I understand she did), this choice was easy. Sorry, Carly, family first.
Well, it looks like my gal’s supporters in the San Fernando Valley didn’t have similar conflicts; they were a bit significantly more enthusiastic than those backing the three-term incumbent:
Seeking her fourth term, Boxer holds a substantial fundraising advantage over her challenger, but is still seen as facing a tough battle because the economy has left voters in an anti-incumbent mood.
The crowd at the Valley Democratic viewing party was obviously partisan, but its numbers – perhaps three dozen when the debate began – paled in comparison to the 200 or so who gathered at the local Republican bash held at Galpin Ford in North Hills.
WIth that fundraising advantage, Mrs. Boxer is sure to try to deflect attention away from her lackluster record in the Senate and the dismal state of the economy in the (once-)Golden State despite her promises of a speedy recovery once Congress passed the big-spending initiatives she supported.
Clearly, the Democrat wants to make the campaign turn on her opponent’s flaws and not on her own failures.
Maybe that’s why she’s so reluctant to face Carly in further debates.