Sunday, April 19, 2009

Live Sporadic Streaming of Democratic Gubernatorial Debate – Video

Brian Moran, Craigh Deeds, Terry McAuliffe Debate at William & Mary

Brian Moran, Craigh Deeds, Terry McAuliffe Debate at William & Mary

UPDATE: Streaming failure corrected just in time to hear candidates question each other and their closing remarks. Excuse the crudeness of the video with twhirl popping up and screen saver came on once.

Thanks to Vivian Paige on twitter (vpaige using #VAGOV) who is physically present at the debate at William & Mary today we are getting some instant responses from McAuliffe, Moran, and Deeds. The live streaming failed HERE or at best was sporadic with a few sound bites. Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC was the moderator.

The next Democratic Gubernatorial debate closest to Roanoke will be at Virginia Tech on April 29th at 7:30 PM. It will be very interesting to see how it goes with Ben Tribbet of Not Larry Sabato, The Huffington Post, Fire Dog Lake and the Collegiate Times hosting the event.

All three candidates in today’s debate support the death penalty. Terry McAuliffe responds to the “carpetbagger” accusation by saying “if birth is a criteria then vote for Deeds.”

Brian Moran was the only Democratic candidate to go out on a limb and advocate for repeal of the Marshall-Newman Amendment to the Virginia Constitution. The amendment defines marriage solely between a man and a woman and bans any recognition of legal status for same sex unions. Marshall-Newman was passed by 57% of the voters in November, 2006.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Politics, State Politics, Video

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Comments (4)


April 19th, 2009 at 11:52 PM    

Looks like it will come down to two against three: Deeds and Moran against McAuliffe (me, myself, and I).

There’s something slippery going on here.


April 20th, 2009 at 12:08 AM    

Yes, they double-teamed T-Mac. I really wanted to see and hear the debate and was disappointed that the website could not handle the load. I had to cut some small parts out as it was 12 min long and YouTube fails only when it has all been uploaded. Had to cut and start over again. It leaves out some of the real banter attacking McAuliffe. There are a couple points that sets Moran apart but without seeing the whole debate I had only tweets to go by … Vivian Paige said she would have video up so look for her website (she was there).

Adam Boitnott

April 20th, 2009 at 10:40 AM    

McDonnell for Governor


April 20th, 2009 at 10:42 AM    

I hear ya! Adam

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