About 30% of the seats in the theater were empty. . .
About 10% of the remainder left after the US House lovefest between Carney and Kovach, probably so they could catch the presidential debate.
After Ralph Begleiter got up on stage and said this is the part of democracy where we have to hear from the candidates, they need to be able to get their messages out, because that's why we have debates--
[of course he carefully eliminated half the ballot-qualified candidates]
--and we have police here to cart out anybody who uses their phone or claps or says anything--
[which is roughly when Green US House candidate Bernie August jumped up and Occupy Delaware went into "Mic Check" action with about 15 protesters standing up and shouting about exclusion. There were more protesters than police, so it took about four minutes to get them all out of the hall, some of them dragged in headlocks. All the people in the VIP seats pretended not to see.]
Then John Carney and Tom Kovach sat on the stage and gave each other deep political tongue for an hour. . .
Both of them said they would like to eliminate significant parts of Obamacare while keeping pre-existing and coverage for 26 year old children, but Carney wants to cut reimbursements to providers even further, and doesn't know if the individual mandate should stand as written. . . Kovach pretty much the same. . .
Carney thinks we shouldn't be nation building in Afghanistan but both agreed that we should be able to send troops anywhere we need to. . . no matter what the people there think about it.
Kovach promises to raise taxes if necessary, so does Carney
They differ on education but frankly neither of them knows what they are talking about . . . .
Frankly, if they hadn't said you couldn't leave before the end of the debate I would have left, because it ended up as really big . . . who cares?