Last night at the Garde

I went to the first Connecticut gubernatorial debate in New London last night. Ned Lamont came off as a polished politician, whereas Bob Stefanowski  seemed almost robotic in his presentation. Neither candidate seemed particularly compelling, as both regurgitated ‘bumper sticker’ slogans and truisms. I doubt that they changed many people’s minds.

Perhaps what was more interesting was the audience. There were a handful of incidents that nearly led to fist-fights. The crowd was heated, to say the least. The loudest outburst came from a Stefanowski supporter, who interrupted Ned Lamont speaking about marijuana legalization, yelling, “You’re a fucking pothead.” It was caught on tape.

The second loudest outburst came from a woman in a red shirt yelling, “We love Trump in Connecticut!” Uh-huh.