Thursday, July 28, 2011

WAPT Lieutenant Governor debate & thread

Here is a link to the WAPT-sponsored "debate" last night between Billy Hewes and Tate Reeves. Video of debate. I thought both candidates did well. Both made their points, weren't afraid to go after each other- and weren't afraid to defend themselves as well. I'm going to watch it again before I declare a winner. Feel free to treat this post as an open thread for this race.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reeves was invited to a 10:30 Sunday night telivised debate..but "coundn't find time."

Red State Woman said...

Blablabla...why does anyone believe Hewes? Isn't he a career politician that voted for the beef plant, land-based gaming, and many other bad ideas that have been mislabeled as economic development? As a committed R primary voter, I can't vote for him, even after his ads try to pull on my sentimental heart strings...

Republican Woman said...

Seriously Red State Woman? I have ZERO respect for Tate and the job he's done. I pray for our state's well being should he be elected as our Lt. Gov. Hewes has given the facts throughout the campaign and has laid out a well developed plan. Tate on the other hand has done nothing but slung mud. I don't trust Tate a bit, and never could.

Anonymous said...

At this point, I'd vote for anyone who promised to limit campaigning by phone, yard signs, and media ads to 30 days prior to the election. Door to door and speeches and meet and greets are fine, but LORDY, I'm sick on non stop political posturing and being unable to see cars coming at intersections from the tacky signs.

Anonymous said...

Oh the irony of someone running for a political office, yet trying to talk down the other candidate by calling them a "career politician".

Anonymous said...

Clarion-Ledger to run story on Reeves Clinton,Ms Post card mailer that upset the Clinton mayor.

Anonymous said...

Hewes started this mud slinging contest and now is unable to stand the heat when the light is shown on him. Our next lt. guv needs to have more fortitude.

Anonymous said...

Tate has real grass roots support.........Billy is being pushed by the same few who want to control him and Phil. W need Tates independence.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous? Really?
1. Tate's "grass roots support" you speak of is bogus. He is not in the least bit independent. He is part of the small clique in Jackson that silently runs the entire state. Phil and Billy are not in this group. Tate has shown nothing to the public so far except his ability to be a coward. He WILL NOT agree to a legitimate debate. Tate is truly a piece of work who definitely needs to be knocked off his high horse. It makes me sick to watch him walk around act like he's the best man for the job....HEWES LT. GOVERNOR 2011

Anonymous said...

I honestly can't belive someone is actually gullible enough to believe Tate is better suited for the job...He has done nothing but show the public his cowardly nature. He WILL NOT accept an invitation to have a legitimate debate. He won't even get up the guts to go on Paul Gallo's radio show on MPR, because he knows Senator Hewes will make him look stupid. Tate can't open his mouth without lying. Billy Hewes and Phil Bryant are definitely the more independent people. Tate is part of the small clique in Jackson that silently run the state. Tate has a HUGE temper and has never had to vote for legislature in his life. Commen sense tells us...BILLY HEWES LT. GOVERNOR 2011.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the elections to be over and Tate take office.

Then I don't have to hear Hewes' drivel and vile spewing anymore!

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