The major candidates for governor have their first debate tomorrow (Thursday) at 12:30. MPR will broadcast it live and I’ll be there — although I don’t even know where there is at the moment — to “live blog” and take pictures of famous people. If you’re one of them, stop by.
Update: The Chamber of Commerce has already given the candidates the questions they’ll be asked. I’m sure it will all be quite spontaneous.
According to the AP, Hutchinson isn’t all that thrilled by the format.
“This is sort of TV commercials done live,” Hutchinson said.
“It just strikes me as a little incomplete if it’s all scripted,
all practiced and all honed. How genuine can it be?”
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.