Opinion: Sheldon a hit at recent debate
I had the privilege of attending the candidate forum held at the Town Hall Theater last week and encourage voters that were unable to attend to watch the video on MCTV. The candidates’ ability, or inability, to speak beyond political assurances or slogans can only be judged by actually hearing from the candidates themselves.
I appreciated Amy Sheldon’s insightful comments on a number of topics: that the goal of single-payer healthcare ought not to be confused with the problematic Vermont Health Connect, her brief explanation of the historic water quality issues of Lake Champlain with a creative approach to improving its health, and her understanding of the actual town and population of Middlebury as it relates to school funding debates.
She was concise, and yet demonstrated her depth of understanding currently debated topics even in the short time allotted her in the forum. I further appreciated her giving the proper credit to Eric Davis for his excellent editorial regarding the Public Service Board. But judge for yourself. Watch the video.
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