Musings —09.28.2011 06:54 AM—
Real people don’t watch debates the way journalists or hacks do. They’re not looking for a “defining moment” or a “knockout punch” – or who got off the best nasty quip or insult. They dislike politics because of that kind of stuff. They think there’s too much of it already.
To Joe and Jane Frontporch, a debate is a televised job interview. In something like last night’s Ontario leaders’ debate, they wanted to see who looked and sounded most like a Premier.
Hudak and Horwath were applying for the jobs they already had – opposition leaders. That left my guy to look and sound like a Premier. That’s why the only post-debate poll said we won.