The Thrilla in Nassau County

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In last night's town hall, they circled like prizefighters, pointed their fingers and interrupted each other -- while ignoring the moderator — and trading accusations of lying. It was presidential campaigning as prime-time political drama: as intensely personal as any such confrontation in memory. The President and the Governor touched on what seemed like dozens of issues, from contraception to immigration to the deadly attack on the Libyan consulate. President Obama won the early opinion polls because of the contrast to last week's performance, but Governor Romney held his own. We hear some examples and sample a variety of opinions on the possible impact of last night's battle of the candidates.

 

Credits

Guests:
Molly Ball - Time Magazine - @mollyesque, Paul Glastris - Washington Monthly - @glastris, Jonathan Tobin - National Review / Federalist / Jewish News Service - @jonathans_tobin, Ana Marie Cox - political columnist and host of the podcast “With Friends Like These” - @anamariecox

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper