14 candidates for Governor in 2 days.
Mark Pazniokas, who was a panelist in the Friday debate with the six Democrats, probably put it best in the CT Mirror when he compared Thursday’s debate to the lightning round of “Jeopardy,” with me standing in for Alex Trebek.
For what it’s worth, here’s my takeaway: you can only do so much with so many candidates in so short a time. But with so many voters undecided (50% of Republicans, 44% of Democrats, according to this week’s Quinnipiac poll)), we put them out there so you could see who they are and what they’re selling.
And what I was reminded of was that we have a lot of local talent we rarely hear of or hear from. Tom Marsh, the Republican first selectman of Chester, acquitted himself exceptionally well in the Republican debate. Rudy Marconi, his Democratic counterpart from Ridgefield, did the same.
It’s a process. Happy to be a part of it.