What really irritated me was the "nonpartisanship" of the debate, which was loosely translated into "let's ask questions that favor Democrats." The questions related to planning, education infrastructure AND education funding (two separate questions), and electric rates. The questions clearly had a liberal slant to them, which is not surprising given that the CSLI is run by Dr. Dan Nataf, whose comments to the media have a noted liberal bent and was a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in 1994 (scroll down to District 33).
What is interesting about our district is the complete lack of forums. There were only two major debates/forums this year; tonight's debate and the Pasadena Business Association forum on October 5th. It is interesting that our end of the county has so few forums as compared to the rest of the county. There seems to be at least a forum a week in Districts 30 and 33, for example, and starting well before the Primary. Perhaps we as informed citizens need to try to organize more of these debates for the 2010 election..