Of course Reid didn't land a punch. Not only is he the walking definition of "mild mannered" (or milquetoast if you want to get catty), he just couldn't. Again like Biden, and more recently Chris Coons against Christine O'Donnell in Delaware, landing a punch would be viewed as mean spirited. Beating up on a girl. Even if he'd tried, getting into the thicket of misstatements, and wild googly-eyed policy positions coming from Angle, trying to take them all apart would be nigh impossible in the debate format.
Whatever happens in the election, this debate is unlikely to tip the scales much. People voting for Angle--by and large--aren't voting for her, they're voting against Harry Reid. The same is true in reverse.
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Reid, Angle trade barbs in Nevada debate
In a crackling campaign debate, Republican challenger Sharron Angle attacked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday night as a career politician who lives in a Washington condominium and has voted to raise taxes 300 times. The four-term veteran called his party-backed rival extreme and accused her of distorting his record. . .
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