Thursday, August 11, 2005

Results From Last Night's Debate

The Somerville News has the results of an audience poll conducted at last night's debate at the Somerville Theatre for the Second Middlesex Senate race. Predictably, the two Somerville candidates -- Joseph Mackey and Patricia Jehlen -- did the best, since the forum was on their turf. While most said Mackey won the debate, slightly more said their vote was going to Jehlen. Here are some of the results:

Who do you think won the debate this evening?
Callahan 3%

If the election was held today, who would you vote for?
Callahan 3%
I don't really have a preference of candidate in this race, though I will say that of all the candidates, Jehlen is the one who has been doing all the things I outlined here in terms of using the netroots. I doubt that will matter much, though, as the biggest challenge for any of these candidates will be getting people out to vote for a special election in August. The winner will be the person who has the most friends willing to come back early from vacation.

For those really interested in this race, Blue Mass Group has really been doing the yeoman's work, and if you're not reading it, you're missing out on some great discussions.