Women's Conference Hosts Political Debate
What started out as a cozy chat between people who “appeared” to like each other, soon turned into what it really was – a political stand-off. Matt Lauer, taking the stage at the annual Women’s Conference, led governor candidates, Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown, into a discussion about their very nasty television ad campaigns.
Lauer asked the candidates if each would consider removing the offensive ads if the other one did so. Jerry Brown quickly agreed, saying that he would absolutely be agreeable to their removal. Whitman, on the other hand, appeared to be extremely reluctant to remove her ads, eventually saying she probably would not, arguing that they served a purpose.
Political strategists agree that Brown nailed it, as he definitely won over the crowd with his humor. Whitman received a less than enthusiastic response. With the popularity of current anti-bullying campaigns, one might consider the effect that the over-the-top name-calling might have on children, not to mention the general annoyance of these ads.
Currently Brown is leading the polls at 49 percent to Whitman’s 39 percent, with 12 percent undecided.