I was unable to attend last night's forum for Easton area candidates. But these are the views of one of the persons who was there.
Just a few observations from tonight's Candidate Forum at Easton Southside Civic Association:
Each candidate was allowed 2 minutes to present, then took questions. Some presentations were called at 2:30, some went to 3:00...not too bad. I'd guess that the audience was 85% registered Democrats; The entire first row was wearing Panto For Mayor T-shirts.
Salveson/Barron: Salveson was pretty good, but Barron got up and blew him away by talking specifics, well, it was supposed to sound like specifics. I'm pretty sure that Barron's questions were from audience plants. Barron's a jerk, but he knows how to sling it.
Mike Dowd was better than Bob Werner, but both were boring. I had to laugh when Werner said there were 23,000 signatures to save Gracedale.
Krill/Panto was what you'd expect, nothing we haven't heard. Krill still doesn't have a prayer.
The best show of the night was DelBacco/Pintabone! I know you're not into school boards, but this is pure entertainment. DelBacco was pretty good, during audience questions 1st question was from Panto stating that DelBacco said that teachers don't care about the kids. I used to like Panto, but that was just BS. Then Pintabone got up and started slinging lies. He said he was a victim of politics for having been kicked off the Republican primary ballot. It clearly says on the petition that the circulator must live in the district. Pintabone accused DelB of politicizing the election, yet Pintabone's sign at the primary said "The Only Registered Democrat on the Ballot". That sounds kinda political. Of course, DelBacco couldn't let Pintabone get away with these statements and things got kinda heated. I'd pay good money to attend a debate, but it doesn't sound like anyone is holding one.