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  •  Brown spoke 5 min longer than Warren. (22+ / 0-)
    Salon’s tally of the debate found that Warren spoke for about 18 minutes and 15 seconds, while Brown had about 23 minutes and 40 seconds. We didn’t count time taken up by Gregory’s questions, unless they were part of a rapid-fire back and forth with a candidate. Gregory said at the beginning of the debate that there would be no time limits, but the extra five-plus minutes Brown was allowed to speak for are significant, representing a little more than 10 percent of the total 42 minutes combined the candidates had to speak.
    Even though he was saying afterwards that she had more time!

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    "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

    by Gorette on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 11:54:56 AM PDT

    •  More Charles Pierce (13+ / 0-)
      Up until then, she was the primary victim as Brown played rock-'em-sock-'em robots with the rules, and with Gregory's feeble attempts to enforce them. Senator McDreamy filibustered, talked to no good purpose, revelled in Gregory's festival of trivia in the opening third of the debate, and then clammed up and got pissy when Gregory and/or Warren finally managed to challenge him. "I'm not in your classroom," he sniped back at her, paraphrasing a line he'd used on Martha Coakley two years ago. (Warren, at least, had the good grace to smile back at him while, I believe, mentally giving him a D.)

      "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

      by Demi Moaned on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 12:05:02 PM PDT

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      •  Mentally gave him a D, yes, you can read her face, (0+ / 0-)

        and I love her confident smile while he blusters. As a former MA resident of 24 years, love the place, this would please me SO much if they elect such a brilliant and wonderful woman!!

        "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

        by Gorette on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 07:54:56 AM PDT

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