With much less drama than the Presidentials, the two candidates for Harris County District Attorney got together for a debate on Thursday.
The two candidates for Harris County district attorney disagreed Thursday about recruiting grand jurors, establishing a public defender's office, handling drug possession cases and other issues.
Democrat C.O. "Brad" Bradford, the former Houston police chief, said the county should think about adopting the federal court policy of selecting grand jurors at random to ensure that the panels represent a cross-section of the community. Republican Pat Lykos, a former felony court judge, said judges should continue to screen grand jury members to make sure the panels, which have "the authority to destroy lives," are made up of people with integrity.
As for that other debate, we'll have a better idea of the outcome in a day or two when the tracking polls give results that have been affected by those who watched. Early returns seem to favor Obama. I don't watch Presidential debates - they just don't interest me, and I think too much emphasis is placed on "gotcha" moments - but clearly a lot of other people were watching. What was your opinion of it?
UPDATE: Here's Greg with a good roundup of reactions to the Presidential debate.Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 27, 2008 to Election 2008