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October 03, 2008

Gubernatorial Debate

Missed the one they held on Wednesday?

Click here to watch it on the WPTZ website.

There hasn't been an interesting gubernatorial in Vermont race since 2000 and there won't be until 2010. Yawn.

Has anyone yet called Governor Jim Douglas the 'Million Dollar Man' yet? -- due to the fact that he has raised just shy of $1 million for his 2008 campaign, including whatever he may have rolled over from leftovers if any of course and, also given there are about 4 1/2 weeks left until the general election and he will probably go over the one million $ mark in donations to his campaign war chest.

If I am correct, it seems he has either already raised nearly double or soon could do so when compared to the total of what all of his opponents have managed to do combined thus far.

Yet, according to the rather small WCAX poll from last month (that not only is a very small sampling, but does not include many different groups, including the cell phone crowd) -- which basically confirms their poll from late last October, what he has spent so far has not seemed to manage to push his poll numbers up much; and, if anything, I bet any future polling will show his numbers are a lot softer or certainly shallower than in times past, which is probably part of why he is going negative, etc.

It makes one wonder what his campaign has gotten thus far for all the cash it has spent and, on the other hand, if it had not done so how much worse his numbers would have been otherwise.

Am just asking!

All the debates have been interesting. I'm always on the edge of my seat to see if Gayle Simmington can complete a sentence.

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