Two pictures tell the story of last night's debate between Corinna Robinson and Rep. Kristi Noem:
Corinna Robinson is trying hard, but she can't figure out how to aim her message at the voters. Throughout the debate she kept looking around the studio at Rep. Noem, at Stephanie Rissler (who inexcusably kept referring to the Democrat by her first name while calling the Republican by her formal title), at pretty much every point but the camera, which she seemed to favor with only the most occasional nervous glances.
Ms. Robinson, when you're in a debate, look at the people you need to convince. Your opponent and your moderator won't be convinced. Look at the camera.
Rep. Noem quite successfully and hypnotically fixes her glistening eyes on the camera and on the hearts of the voters whom she knows must love her... and who thus must forgive her the shrugging smirk with which she punctuates her answers. I have to say this crap, that cheeky grimace seems to say. I'm just keeping the seat warm. What else do you expect?
Enjoy those images while I dig for substance in last night's debate. Report coming up later today!