Today, the Chronicle had two pieces on Thursday's debate. Now, the Chronicle is slightly left of center politically. The paper is definitely not a Ron Paul supporter, nor Debra Medina supporter. But their second of two editorials in today's Sunday paper had this to say about our candidate :
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...l/6819580.htmlDebra Medina, a nurse by trade and the former Republican Party chair of Wharton County, often seemed the adult in the room, refereeing a quarrel between two children. At one point Medina, frequently a bystander in the crossfire between the big guns, snapped, “This squabbling isn't getting us anywhere.”
Even in a conservative Republican primary, Medina's tea-party affiliations and libertarian stance are probably too far out of the mainstream to threaten her big-name opponents. But her presence and thoughtful, direct answers at least elevated the debate from a sandbox spat.
The second mention in today's paper was Rick Casey's piece. There's no link (they lag about 2 days) but some quotes :
"...She was aggressive, attacking both Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hitchinson with neither snideness nor false civility..."
"...A former Wharton County Republican chairman and high-level volunteer in Ron Paul's presidential campaign, she knew her issues and presented them concisely and clearly..."
"...But if Thursday's night's debate suggested that if this is a fight for the (Republican) party's soul, it is between conservative Republicans and the Tea Party rebels who are angry even at the conservative Republicans. Medina was there to represent the Tea Party rebels..."
For the Houston Chronicle, this was very positive coverage for Debra Medina.