It should have been in black and white. There should have been cigar smoke wafting through the hall. The candidates should have been waving their arms in the air, drenched in sweat and gesticulating madly.
There was something weirdly anachronistic about tonight’s gubernatorial debate, from the echo chamber of an auditorium to the cheesy podiums to the howling mob.
Lately it’s become fashionable to say that Kerry Healey is better than her campaign. Well, tonight she was as nasty as her campaign, or close to it.
And Grace Ross finally lost it, whining incessantly that Healey and Deval Patrick were refusing to engage her.
Tonight was the last of the 117 televised debates. And yes, it’s time to bring this show to a close.