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devil21
04-22-2014, 02:49 PM
From email:


Greetings from Davidson College!

Tonight is the first televised debate of the primary and I'm excited to share our campaign's message of individual liberty and the Constitution!

Tune in statewide to News 14 at 7:00 PM ET or watch the stream live at www.gregbrannon.com/debate


I hope you'll tune in tonight at 7pm ET!

In Liberty,

Greg

I'll be there in person!

jjdoyle
04-22-2014, 06:50 PM
Any update on how it went?

devil21
04-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Greg did very well. Most of the time Tillis was saying "I agree with Greg and......" Greg also made a point to contrast himself with Tillis, which the other candidates didn't do. Harris was decent but way too many references to Reagan and religion. I don't know much about Grant but her mannerisms reminded me of Debra Medina. Tillis purposely mischaracterized Greg's stance on the 2nd amendment and the crowd knew it. It was mostly old people and the local establishment political class there. An older gentleman next to me lamented that the problem is that there's not enough younger people like me getting involved. He said "Do you see what the problem is here? Too many gray hairs!" He was gray himself. The next debate (tomorrow?) will probably be even more personal between Greg and Tillis.

Greg still needs to slow down and many of his references to the Constitution fly over the heads of most people.

slacker921
04-22-2014, 07:48 PM
Greg still needs to slow down and many of his references to the Constitution fly over the heads of most people.

Yes. I had a bunch of Harris supporters sitting in front of me and all of them were shaking their heads and rolling eyes when Greg would go off referencing specific parts of the Constitution. It fits in a setting where he can spend 10mins explaining his point and how the reference relates, but not so well in a one minute response.

I heard audible gasps when Greg said "no" to legalizing marijuana for medicinal use. I think a lot of people (Harris, Tillis) expected him to say yes.

Tillis won a lot of the low information voters in that debate. He needed to come across as already being the nominee and already running against Hagan and he did that a lot. I also saw a lot of people in the audience with body language showing that they were put off by it. Anybody who has looked at the polls knows he's full of shit when he dismisses the other candidates in the primary.

phill4paul
04-22-2014, 08:12 PM
He said no to legalization? Did he give a reason for it?

Ecolibertarian
04-22-2014, 08:26 PM
Does anybody have a tube?

ctiger2
04-22-2014, 09:52 PM
http://triadnc.twcnews.com/content/politics/us_senate_debate/654129/gop-u-s--senate-primary-debate

devil21
04-22-2014, 11:04 PM
He said no to legalization? Did he give a reason for it?

No, it wasn't that sort of question. It was a "lightning round" of questions with simple yes or no answers (lame gimmick imho, only meant to give Dems something to attack) and that one was "do you support medical marijuana for NC?" I was a little surprised he said no BUT he was the last candidate to respond and the other 3 already said no. It was the one time when Greg was following the trends instead of leading them so I'll cut him some slack on that one. Im not aware of him ever stating a stance on mmj though and I don't really care since it's not a federal issue.


Yes. I had a bunch of Harris supporters sitting in front of me and all of them were shaking their heads and rolling eyes when Greg would go off referencing specific parts of the Constitution. It fits in a setting where he can spend 10mins explaining his point and how the reference relates, but not so well in a one minute response.

The old theocrats don't care about the Constitution nor do they realize how badly under attack it is right now. They really are still living in the past.

Ecolibertarian
04-23-2014, 12:47 PM
http://triadnc.twcnews.com/content/politics/us_senate_debate/654129/gop-u-s--senate-primary-debate

Thank you. You're a gentleperson and a scholar.

devil21
04-23-2014, 02:33 PM
A fair media report on the debate:
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/04/22/4858663/republican-senate-candidates-pledge.html#.U1gisFcqSQI

Comments have a lot of pro-Brannon and a lot of anti-Tillis.

VegasPatriot
04-23-2014, 02:43 PM
I heard audible gasps when Greg said "no" to legalizing marijuana for medicinal use. I think a lot of people (Harris, Tillis) expected him to say yes.

That is the first thing I have heard from him that I don't like. I could understand someone being against legalizing for everyone (I totally disagree with that, but can understand a misguided viewpoint like this) but to be against marijuana for medical use is just ignorance or laziness (not taking the time to research the many medicinal benefits of marijuana).

Vanguard101
04-23-2014, 05:13 PM
I always miss the debates :(

William Tell
04-23-2014, 06:07 PM
I always miss the debates :(

Here you go:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRhG9MTyaSI

William Tell
04-23-2014, 06:09 PM
That is the first thing I have heard from him that I don't like. I could understand someone being against legalizing for everyone (I totally disagree with that, but can understand a misguided viewpoint like this) but to be against marijuana for medical use is just ignorance or laziness (not taking the time to research the many medicinal benefits of marijuana).

From a Constitutional standpoint, it's a State issue, and he knows that. Whether he personally believes in it or not, is irrelevant.

Vanguard101
04-24-2014, 01:37 AM
Here you go:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRhG9MTyaSI

Thx

phill4paul
04-24-2014, 05:57 AM
"Should N.C. legalize marijuana, for medicinal use, of any kind?" Was the specific wording of the question. I'm disappointed in the response. Particularly from a candidate in the medical field. I would like to hear more from him regarding this response. The question was specifically a States rights question.

wealeat
04-24-2014, 09:03 AM
It was one of those yes or no lightning round questions, he couldn't explain himself so the only answer he can say is No.

William Tell
04-24-2014, 09:08 AM
The question was specifically a States rights question.

Yes, and therefor totally irrelevant to the race.

RonPaulMall
04-24-2014, 11:43 PM
"Should N.C. legalize marijuana, for medicinal use, of any kind?" Was the specific wording of the question. I'm disappointed in the response. Particularly from a candidate in the medical field. I would like to hear more from him regarding this response. The question was specifically a States rights question.

Kind of a weird question, particularly the "of any kind" qualifier. Might be that Greg favors legalization of marijuana, period. But since that is a state issue and a distraction from the race, if that is his opinion, I'd rather he keep it to himself until he's sworn in. Like the previous poster pointed out, one answer questions are by their nature designed to screw over liberty candidates because they don't allow the nuanced explanation our views require.