Boxer continues to demagogue the outsourcing issue. A local tech executive asks if she opposes outsourcing in all cases, and she dances.
A sensible followup from Patt Morrison (I think): Is it time for U.S. wages to float and fall? Boxer: "Absolutely not."
1:24: Boxer says she supports border enforcement. Brags that border-crossing apprehensions are down 80 percent.
1:25: Fiorina can't name the extreme environmentalist groups she accuses Boxer of supporting.
1:28: Fiorina: "Scientists agree that a single state or single nation acting alone can have no impact on global warming." Opposes cap & trade.
1:31: Boxer: "Fact is we have to act" on global warming.
1:35: Fiorina: "We're not helping people." PPACA is "not compassion." Insurance companies are "oligopolies" that face no competition. Subsidize the highest-risk pool and let everybody else compete. Breast cancer survival in United States is "30 points higher" than in UK and Canada.
1:39: Boxer: "The way we drew up [PPACA], the states have a lot of flexibility."
1:43: Boxer: "We're 29th on infant mortality behind Cuba."
1:44: Because of course the U.S. Senate is where Roe v. Wade was decided, we are once again back to a lengthy disquisition on the candidates' abortion views. Patt accuses Fiorina of making up a story about a pregnant family member.
1:48: Boxer: "I gave birth to two premature babies." And that's not even counting PPACA.
1:50: Military assistance to Mexico to help fight the
Fiorina: "Mexico is approaching a failed state." Gives a nice Spanish pronunciation of Monterey. "We should support government of Mexico, and we haven't."
1:52: Weird segueway to assault weapons and no-fly list allows Boxer to skate on the military assistance question.
1:54: Boxer: "I worry about the corruption" in Afghanistan and Iraq. "I don't support nation building. I support nation helping." Very important that America "not have an open checkbook."
1:55: Boxer close: "She laid off 30,000 workers, she shipped their jobs overseas, she enriched herself and she says she's proud of her record."
1:57: Fiorina close: "I started my working life as a secretary. And when I was a secretary I was accountable for my work to my boss."
Done. Advantage: Fiorina.