Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Very flattered to have been asked to participate on a panel with Dr. Anthony Neal, Dr. Patrick McGovern, and Dr. Peter Yacobucci last night at Buffalo State previewing and post-morting last night's Presidential debate. For the most part what we got was what, I think, we should have expected: Trump is a sputtering rage monster, and HRC is capable and knowledgeable. I think she did a good job of letting Trump descend into incoherence, and she seemed to be having fun with it, which softened her a bit. This morning's NPR coverage was a little too close to the sort of equivalency coverage that has been the problem with media coverage in general this election, but at this point there isn't much that can be done about that. One of the things that's fun about this BuffState gig is that I get asked to do stuff like this. I felt pretty Political Science-y talking about survey data and Jerry Ford's Eastern European debate slip and stuff.