Saturday, August 15, 2009

The 7th District "Patriot" Primary

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WISDOM: FEDS HAVE NO ROLE IN EDUCATION

Speaking via phone from Bahrain where he's been deployed, community college instructor Jeff Wisdom advocated overhauling the I.R.S. with the so-called "Fair Tax" and said the federal government should have no role in U.S. education.

*WATCH CLIP ABOVE*

Applause Breaks During Speech: 8

Biggest Applause Line: Fair Tax pitch

Red Meat Ranking (1 to 10 scale): 8

Standout Soundbite: "I firmly believe issues such as education should be state issues. The federal government has essentially no functional role whatsoever."

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All of the announced candidates for the 7th Congressional District spoke at KSFG's Patriot Day event in Springfield Saturday. More clips from each candidate, plus analysis to come on The Notebook.

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MOORE: CUT GOVERNMENT BEFORE HEALTH CARE REFORM

Darrell Moore said his decade as Greene County prosecutor proves he can make government work and also criticized Washington for dealing with health care before cutting waste from the federal budget.

*WATCH CLIP ABOVE*

Applause Breaks During Speech: 5

Biggest Applause Line: Instead of dealing with healthcare, look at spending cuts

Red Meat Ranking: 4

Standout Soundbite: "No, I'm not saying I'm from the government and here to help you. I am saying I have made your government work for you in Greene County."


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