Back Roads to the White House: The Democratic forum -- We Have a Winner!
Excerpted from this post at Back Roads to the White House
Eight Democrats took part Thursday night in an "All-American Presidential Forum" on PBS. But the real action was here on the back roads, where an ALL-STAR PANEL of bloggers from Colorado and Iowa joined forces to provide lively heckling in real time. With one eye on the television and one eye on the computer screen, here's the cross-eyed, instant analysis from what was dubbed the "Colorado Coordinated Couchblog": The group's consensus: Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson did not do themselves any favors. Said Jason Bane of ColoradoPols.com and ColoradoConfidential.com: "The story of the night for me is Obama. I have a feeling he may have really blown a big opportunity tonight. He was in front of a crowd that was just WAITING to explode in support, and he completely bombed." Said Louella Pizzuti of Campaigns of the Future: "Could Richardson have spoken more dispassionately about the need for a Prez with passion?"