October 13th, 2010
08:10 PM ET
4 years ago

Analysis: Enough, already

8:09 p.m. – Beards and witches — this needs to stop on both sides.


Filed under: Debate Analysis • Delaware
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Carolyn

    O'Donnell needs to answer the questions, quit interrupting her opponent. Coons doesn't interrupt her.

    October 13, 2010 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  2. Karen

    What about posting about their views on education?

    O'Donnell mentioned that special interests (a.k.a.- teacher's union) are too strong. Blitzer mentioned that Finland is #1 in math (I believe). It is interesting that the union presence in Finland is much stronger than in the United States.

    I also find it interesting that no one mentions specifics about how to improve education.... at least O'Donnell mentioned two things: (1) Too much money is going to salaries of top administrators and (2) find out what teachers need.

    As a teacher who just bought 60 copies of a novel to use in class.... whatever politician gets elected *better* start looking for ways to get more money to the classroom instead of for computer programs, databases, and more district office or DOE positions.

    October 13, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  3. Ubikutous

    O'Donnels theme song should be Kaskade's "I've got an angel on my shoulder. ... But a devil in mybrain"

    October 13, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  4. 8 Years of "Trickle Down" economics has only left a dribbling wet spot on working Americans's shoes!

    Sorry, Gloria, I disagree, her beliefs should be aired and since she avoids the press this is the one time for her to address the "immature" statements she has made with no filtering but that no filtering also shows her stumbling around quoting old republican talking points from the last decade, it is more fun to watch than to read about it.

    October 13, 2010 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  5. emmy

    if the voters want the republicans in office again,then they deserver the corrupt government they get.8 years was enough corruption..wise up people...fool me once..thats all you will fool me....thats a saying.....they didn't fool me...i would never ote for a republican ideolog like O'Donnell...she is so unqualified....and rehearsed here..

    October 13, 2010 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  6. 8 Years of "Trickle Down" economics has only left a dribbling wet spot on working Americans's shoes!

    Coons just nailed missy on "doctor in the exam room" mantra!

    October 13, 2010 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  7. Tommy

    What also needs to stop are the attitudes of the moderators. The woman moderator seems to favor Coons and Wolf discretely pointed that out earlier in the Debate, however Wolf himself has a bully like attitude as well that is absolutely rude. You can call this moderating, but it looks more like an interrogation. Lost alot of respect for Wolf himself on that. I am democrat, and I totally disagree with the Tea Party crew, but the moderation is just as terrible as O'donnell's Performance.

    October 13, 2010 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  8. barry

    CNN this is funny. You put the witch thing on ticker after ticker like everyother network including Fox. The Bearded Marxist hasn't shown up much however not much reported on that. This race is over Coon will win. The damage has been done to O'Donnell. Republicans got rid of their liberal candidate which was the right thing to do and O'Donnell won't beat the liberal that actually admits it.

    October 13, 2010 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  9. Brooklyn

    Coons have proven to be a clear thought leader and his contrast to O'Donnell is beyond what I would have expected. By my measure (and opinion) Coons' the clear winner thus far and is deserving of his position.

    Good stuff CNN.

    October 13, 2010 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  10. Bryce

    I like her and Coons is a Washington indider who needs to go. He is old minded and DEMOCRAT.
    Get rid of him Delaware. This lady knows what she talking about!!!! He is just part of the Marxist socialistic movement in this country. Comeon people, ballance the gov first so that they can ballance our country!!!!

    October 13, 2010 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  11. SavageNation

    This shallow, petty comment from a Señor Political Analist? No wonder the new brass fired the boss.

    October 13, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  12. Miss Priss

    Gee, they cut into this highly publicized debate to cut to the miner rescue (not that this event isn't important, but waiting several minutes as the capsule comes up and several minutes afterwards and then going to commercials??)..wondering if this is because Ms. O'Donnell was holding her own in the den of lions? Was this was a convenient escape route in case their candidate couldn't win the debate, even with the help of the liberal media on his side?

    October 13, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  13. mark

    unbelievable. o'donnell was kicking butt and cnn couldn't take it and had to cut away.

    October 13, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  14. phnx

    Who was the moron who decided to switch from the debate to Spitzer & Parker talking about the Chilean rescue??? Enough already with the Chilean rescue effort!! We're all real happy they were rescued, but its not breaking news, its been on all day long. Did CNN do this because O'Donnel was looking credible and Coons was avoiding answering direct questions.

    Its no wonder that CNN is loosing viewers.

    October 13, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  15. pappyjak

    Thanks for your invitation to watch the "Delaware" debate.
    Starting to interested in the debate- AND YOU went to another program!!
    I am very disappointed in your in your decision to break up the showing the entirety of the debate- to go to a program I am not interested in at all.
    This "CURES ME" of thinking you can produce a program on your network.
    What a disappointment!! Good Bye- and I want bother you or you network again.
    Who likes to be baited into a complete lie about your programming!!
    No thanks for me:pappyjak

    October 13, 2010 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  16. Tom

    CNN shame shame shame, this woman should no more be on tv than ALVIN GREEN. What a frigging JOKE. And you sit there and pretend that this is a REAL debate going on with this IDIOTIC woman mouthing off some crap (out of context) that she was given to MEMORIZE !!

    October 13, 2010 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  17. Richard

    Both sides? Coons has totally avoided comment on the "nutty" stuff. The mainstream media are the only ones playing up the witchcraft thing.

    October 13, 2010 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  18. DENNA

    America asked for this kind of politicking long ago. We seem to pick the candidate who scores the most points in nasty. Things won't get better until we the people say enough. I would love to see any of the Tea Party candidates pinned down and made to campaign on the issues instead of snarky comments. I would love it if the American people would learn to reject the candidate who gets the most money and embraces the candidate who shows that he/she has some real ideas that will help the greatest number of people without causing harm. I would love it if the American people would all stop acting like we are each better than that other guy. It would be nice if the Republicans would stop snarling at the Democrats and both would respect each other. But nastiness is what wins in America today, so we are no better that we should be.

    October 13, 2010 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |