Memphis Mayoral Debate – Coverage

Last night I gave my immediate impressions. You can watch the entire debate here and you should, because I’ve started selling Brain Bleach, which is coincidentally the word of the day today.

Below is the report from WMCTV who aired the debate.

Commercial Appeal writer and debate questioner Wendi C. Thomas was truly perplexed by the whole Mongo scene.

The Memphis Flyer’s Jackson Baker has ten observations that he reserves the right to revise and extend in the future. Good call. Bruce VanWyngarden also had some immediate observations.

Bob at 55-40 brought us three posts dealing with the debate.

And Lindsey at the Commercial Appeal, did a fine job of stitching several perspectives together, including yours truly.

I still have mixed feelings about the whole scene, and despite the comic relief brought by Mongo and the embarrassment I felt for a few others, it was a good introduction. That said, I think we know who the viable candidates are and next time we can separate the wheat from the chaff. There’s no need to make this process any more of a sideshow than if already is.

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