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Who Won Latest Debate: Scott Brown or Elizabeth Warren?

Held in Springfield, this debate focused more on issues, less on personal attacks.

Vital issues core to this race for the U.S. Senate—taxes, healthcare, soaring higher education costs, abortion, insurance coverage of contraception—were the focus of last night's debate between Sen. Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren.

And, of course, there were different views of which candidate accomplished the most in this penultimate debate. The final debate between them is scheduled for Oct. 30.

Who do you think 'won' last night's debate? Tell us in the comments section below.

Greg October 11, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Lie-a-watha is such a great candidate is your point? She has no experience or desire to help this state. Give us a break.
Vincent DiRico October 11, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Last night was not a debate, it was a Q&A session, a fire drill, worthless.
Vincent DiRico October 11, 2012 at 10:45 PM
are you one who got some of the "millions" back from Liawatha's baby? If so I would like some details how that happened? In my > than 50 years I have never been cheated by a bank, a credit card company, ... I can't wait to hear. thanks
Greg October 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Just like the polls had Marsha up right. Your candidate is a fraud sorry.
Greg October 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM
I love it when people say the Republicans are anti-women. What did Ted Kennedy ever do for women or Sen Marzilli or JFK or Bobby Kennedy? Silly rabbit.
Vincent DiRico October 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM
right, this is a war on woman http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/08/AR2010100806343.html
Vincent DiRico October 12, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Sorry to break this to you, there was a debate last week, and your guy umm, how do I say this, he LOST ;) check some current polls! I have some advice for Mr 0: tonight, let Big Bird stand in for gas bag Joe! http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/romney_erases_obama_advantage_among_aBJVXOCKI6phZ8ngf20OlN Romney erases Obama's advantage among women in new poll Posted: 10:09 AM, October 9, 2012 Supporters cheer as US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks in the rain during a rally in Newport News, Va. Mitt Romney's post-debate surge appears to have all but wiped out President Obama's once double-digit lead among women voters. A new Pew Research Center survey depicted a remarkable swing in the numbers, with Romney pulling even among women in polling late last week. In September, the same polling outfit showed Obama leading by 18 points among women.
jaime malzman October 12, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Elizabeth Warren is clearly someone who puts people ahead of the barons that run corporate America. Scott Brown seems to believe that status quo for the wealthy (ie paying taxes at Mitt Romney's rate) benefits all (?)
jaime malzman October 12, 2012 at 01:42 AM
I also think that attacking Warren for her pride in being part Native American is racist. Brown asking if she looks Native American, shows what a narrow minded white guy he is.
Dan D. October 12, 2012 at 01:45 AM
And the same problem exits with lots of regulation, only the pain for all is caused by a handful of government employees. So, again, if you think government does a better. more effective and efficient job than open competitive makers, I say Liz is your gal! I'd also suggest you study history to learn how well centrally planned and controlled economies have worked out for those not doing the planning and controlling.
Dan D. October 12, 2012 at 01:49 AM
But, she's not. She lied, that's the issue, not "racism". Aren't you getting a bit tired of racism being tossed about whenever there is valid disagreement that can't be countered?
Vincent DiRico October 12, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Mitt pays the rate he pays because it is the investment income rate. EW's first reaction to every symptom is to raise taxes, she like to spend others $, yet she: - chooses to pay the lower MA tax rate - fleece college students of > $300k for one class (and cries the middle class is being "hammered") - ...
Vincent DiRico October 12, 2012 at 02:00 AM
medicare was paying $716 BILLION more than needed and Mr 0 just discovered that when Mr 0-care needed some extra $ to float. riiiiight ;)
John October 12, 2012 at 02:02 AM
and your proof that she lies is... Oh that's right, you don't have any, you just lied.
John October 12, 2012 at 02:03 AM
hey everyone, dan d just proved that he is a liar.
Vincent DiRico October 12, 2012 at 02:08 AM
it is really simple for EW to PROVE her heritage and I am SURE she would have already done it if it were TRUE I copied this from another forum: BTW Professor Warren, if you are really a Cherokee, at least one ancestor of Cherokee blood, you should check the Dawes Rolls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl2WNu4ERqA&feature=related
Vincent DiRico October 12, 2012 at 02:09 AM
you owe me one Dan ;)
Bob October 12, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Quasi, thank you for your condescending response. I see you follow the Biden ignore and disrespect opinions that don't agree with you policy. Read my post again and explain where I said hospitals wouldn't accept them. Not there. I said providers are rejecting them and they are. I work at a hospital and know about this issue all too well. Our revenue has been cut because it costs us $1 to treat a Medicare patient and we get paid $.62 cents! Before Obamacare it was $.72 cents and we could make up a percentage of the delta in other ways. The reimbursement rates have nothing to do with age. They have to do with care provided. We bill based on obs terms and location of care. If the patient is treated in a provider office, the rate is lower than if in an AC setting (i.e. ER). We bill by x-ray, lab etc. nothing to do with illness or age. If we keep a patient an extra day or two to run additional diagnostic tests because the patient isn't responding to treatments, that will be paid by Medicare. The single largest cost in HC today is defensive medicine. The ordering of labs and tests and diagnostic imaging to protect the provider from being sued. Over 70% of providers have admitted practicing defensive medicine. This new penalty will drive that up and drive the cost of HC up with it. continued....
Bob October 12, 2012 at 12:29 PM
continued.... ran out of space above I never said they were stupid, that was your attempted projection and I reject it. They don't see their follow up because in too many cases they still use the ER as their PCP. Obama care hasn't solved any of that. Romney care hasn't either. It won't because many would rather take the penalty (and never pay it) than pay a monthly premium. It is simple economics. Go to any ER in Lowell, Lawrence etc. and you will see people with common colds and ear infections waiting. That is their PCP.
Bob October 12, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Jon, very tough to prove a negative. Warren can clear it up but she won't. Why did she claim American Indian heritage only after starting her career (not on college or law school apps) and only after being rejected for top school employment? All of a sudden she finds her ancestry, checks the box and is accepted to Penn and then Harvard! Then Harvard STOPS listing her on their non-white faculty list when it is questioned. Nothing to see here! Move along! This is fraud if she is not native American. Harvard received federal funds for having her on their faculty and claiming she is "non-white". If they, nor she, can prove that, they committed fraud! But that is ok here in Demachusetts right? as long as it is a Dem doing it?
Leonardo DaVinci October 12, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Warren won this final debate. I thought Craig Foster's post was not in any way, overtly hostile towards Republicans, but was an objective analysis of his observation how this debate went. His was an honest objective opinion that I would agree with. No superlative effort to crucify either party, or any hint of an obsessive compulsion, to convince people of anything on eiher side of the issues. We need more of that in these posts.
Tellitlikeitis October 13, 2012 at 04:24 AM
now pay attention nelly, even the liberal networks are admitting that it is dead even with woman voters.get your facts straight.
Tellitlikeitis October 13, 2012 at 04:33 AM
i am totally convinced that liberalism is really a mental disorder,what the hell are you people talking about,this warren lady is an absolute moonbat.she does not know what the hell she is talking about.she is a phony just like the biggest phony ever, the one and only barack THE APPEASER obama,who takes credit from the navy seals and the intelligence community when they kill bin laden,but when something goes wrong because of his policy in libya and 4 americans get murdered, he blames the intelligence dept for it.this is a typical liberal at work or should i say pretending to work.
Brian McCarthy October 13, 2012 at 06:32 AM
Hi, Of course Scott won the debate. If you live in Somerville and would like to get active in The Republican Party, please e-mail us at gopsomerville@aol.com. Thank you, Brian McCarthy
Liberativependent October 15, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Kerry?
Tellitlikeitis October 15, 2012 at 03:06 PM
next time you have a dr's appt., ask your doctor about what is gonna happen to medicare patients under obamacare,who would know better than the doctors about how medicare gets affected. every doctor i have talked to has said the same thing,that doctors and hospitals are being paid half of what private insurances pay,but once obamacare kicks in it will go down to 30 cents on the dollar or 30% of what private insurance will get.so what doctor in their right mind wants to take medicare patients and get 30% instead of private insurance and get 100%. come on its common sense if you take off your liberal glasses and stop drinking that awful kool-aid
P.P. Longstocking October 15, 2012 at 03:09 PM
"In terms of content the clear winner was Brown. Vague generalities by Warren proved to be her undoing. However, this was to be expected based on her history. We need to ensure that we have intelligent, effective communication in the senate as Brown has delivered thusfar. If anyone thinks Kerry can actually relate to the average citizen think again!" -- All the talking points hit, Russ. You can collect your paycheck in Texas.
P.P. Longstocking October 15, 2012 at 03:15 PM
It's pretty telling when Republicans use a Kennedy or Bill Clinton as an example of Democrats hating women. Republicans clearly don't know the difference between consensual sex (aka Kennedy/Clinton) and sexual assault (aka "let's redefine rape")
Tellitlikeitis October 15, 2012 at 03:54 PM
hey pp, it's also pretty obvious that liberal women don't care if their husbands get caught red handed cheating on them in front of the whole country and don't really care as long as they can have their high standard of living,what excellent role models for the young girls in this country, ex:clinton -kennedy's.and you all fall for this bogus war on women crap,i mean if you truly believe that contraception is the number one or two things on voters minds wake up. republicans are not trying to outlaw contraception,they just don't believe that taxpayers should have to pay for other people's birth control, it's cost 12 bucks a month.
David October 22, 2012 at 07:22 AM
I also think like you!

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