Brown For US Senate - ICYMI: WHDH'S ANDY HILLER: THERE WERE THREE PEOPLE ON STAGE LAST NIGHT

President Obama wasn't on the stage, but he was in virtually every question and answer, and given the President's unpopularity in New Hampshire, that was a boost for Scott Brown and a barricade for Jeanne Shaheen." -Andy Hiller


Andy Hiller
WHDH
October 22, 2014


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TRANSCRIPT:

Andy Hiller: If anyone thought there were two people in this debate, then I think they're wrong because I thought there were three. President Obama wasn't on the stage, but he was in virtually every question and answer, and given the President's unpopularity in New Hampshire, that was a boost for Scott Brown and a barricade for Jeanne Shaheen. Shaheen lost the debate because she had to spend so much time on the defensive, explaining the President's policies on Ebola, Obamacare, ISIS and immigration. She was much more effective in the second half when she directly challenged Brown. But Brown won, he never looked uncomfortable, he has cable network level communication skills, and in this debate, the issues were on his side. He wasn't perfect, but best for him, he's not President Obama. This is the kind of debate that can change votes because these two candidates haven't been seen together before. I don't know how many votes it will change, but if I'm right, and Scott Brown was the winner, then this very close race will get even closer. Live in the newsroom, I'm Andy Hiller, and that's my instinct.