Apparently the rest of the world went to a different debate from the one that Sharon and I saw. I guess it turned out much better than the one we saw (at least half of) by sitting in some place that we thought was the Tsongas Center in Lowell. Coincidentally, there were 5,000 in the audience where we were, too.
If you have not seen the debate, at least the first 33 minutes of it, don’t bother. Just take Andy Hiller’s word for how it turned out.
If you saw the movie The Fighter about the boxer Mickey Ward from Lowell and you saw the endorsement of Elizabeth Warren from a coach at the gym where Ward learned to box and continued to train, then maybe you come away with an understanding of the Warren strategy. According to the movie, Ward won a lot of fights by just standing there and taking such a terrific beating that his opponents wore themselves out delivering the beating. When Ward delivered the knockout punch, they had no energy left to defend themselves.
Well, I have seen Warren take beating after beating. I am just hoping that Brown is wearing himself out so that he won’t be ready when she finally punches back.
I suppose I am like most of the people portrayed in the movie who thought Ward was nuts to use this strategy, but it all worked out in the end. Here is hoping life follows art.