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Facebook plans Q&A with Quinn tonight, Rauner tomorrow

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014

* From Andy Stone at Facebook…

In the hotly contested Illinois governor’s race, both Governor Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner have agreed to hold Facebook Q&As and answer questions directly from the voters. Each Q&A will happen on WLS-TV/ABC7Chicago’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/abc7chicago.

    Gov. Quinn will hold his Facebook Q&A on Wednesday, October 29, at 8 p.m. CT / 9 p.m. ET.

    Bruce Rauner will hold his Facebook Q&A on Thursday, October 30 at 8 p.m. CT / 9 p.m. ET.

Using Facebook’s Q&A tool, people from across Illinois will have the opportunity to ask a question of Governor Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner and watch the conversation play out in real time.

More information below:

https://www.facebook.com/abc7chicago/photos/a.419473366161.196130.165583971161/10152861092066162/?type=1

* Meanwhile WTTW is planning to use social media to enhance its US Senate debate coverage tonight. From Jay Smith, Supervising Producer, Chicago Tonight…

Hi Rich,

I hope you are well. I wanted to let you know that our forum with Dick Durbin and Jim Oberweis will be live streamed on our web site [tonight.] It will also be aired on Public TV and Radio stations statewide, including:

TV: WQPT – Quad Cities, WSIU – Carbondale, WILL – Champaign/Urbana, WTVP – Peoria, WEIU- Charleston

Radio: WBEZ - Chicago, WVIK – Quad Cities, Tri States Public Radio – Macomb, WGLT- Normal, WSIU – Carbondale, WNIU – Dekalb/Rockford, WUIS – Springfield, WCBU – Peoria.

We also will have a twitter stream widget on our web site, pulling in selected live tweeted commentary. Let me know if you’re going to be live tweeting and we can pull you in to that tool. We are also experimenting with using some Twitter content during the program.

Take care,
Jay

WTTW.com. The debate begins at 7 o’clock.

* And, finally…


- Posted by Rich Miller        

53 Comments
  1. - MrJM - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 4:01 pm:

    Turn Off Notifications

    – MrJM


  2. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 4:27 pm:

    Nobody cares? Seriously? Sheesh.


  3. - Team Sleep - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 4:30 pm:

    I think it’s cool. And it’s almost a “must do” for both candidates.


  4. - Casual Observer - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 4:34 pm:

    I’m anxious to see if the FB format gets the candidates off of their talking points. The debate formats have not been successful at all in that regard, IMO.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 4:35 pm:

    I’m not on The Facebook, and I think what I fear is that questions are going to gin up paranoia of both Quinnsters and Raunerites, fearing a hijacking(?)

    But that’s my tin foil hat talking.

    To the WTTW Debate, I am very excited. I can’t wait to see what Oberweis will say next. That ain’t snark.


  6. - Wordslinger - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 4:49 pm:

    Will Quinn have to type his own answers? Will be interesting to see if that cuts down the number of go-to stump phrases.


  7. - John a logan - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 4:52 pm:

    The southern Illinoisan ebdorsed Quinn. just fyi


  8. - anonano - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 5:59 pm:

    so that is 2 newspapers for Quinn, a gazillion for Rauner.


  9. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 6:46 pm:

    Willy, are you gonna live tweet the Senate debate? I’m afraid the Milkman might get me in trouble.


  10. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:01 pm:

    Durbin - Oberweis begins…


  11. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:05 pm:

    First the go on travel ban - Durbin against ban, Oberweis for ban

    Rockets? Both want continued work despite failure this week


  12. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:07 pm:

    Oberweis - re-evaluate NFL on anti-trust

    Durbin - Durbin goes wonky on NFL anti-trust; tax exempt(?)


  13. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:08 pm:

    Oberweis - fatally flawed, Obamacare guarantee failures, cites Durbin saying like/keep your healthcare.

    Wants no-partisan revamp


  14. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:11 pm:

    Durbin dinged on saying that want/keep insurance, but goes after employers, increase of more people covered.

    Oberweis cited WaPo on numbers signing up that aren’t true

    Durbin counters Medicaid, talks about more covered. Steers clear of like/keep healthcare


  15. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:13 pm:

    Jobs stop gun violence - Oberweis gun plan

    Ponce asks jobs stop violence, Durbin? Durbin goes after Oberweis gun record.


  16. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:14 pm:

    Oberweis goes after 32 years, career politician talking points


  17. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:16 pm:

    Oberweis gets question on his immigration past statements. Talks little about what’s new.

    Durbin talks wonky immigration bill - with dream act provision.


  18. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:18 pm:

    Durbin sees opening on immigration, calls out Oberweis, ponce stays immigration

    What did you learn in past runs Oberweis? Money and political speak works. Sounds like sour grapes a bit


  19. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:20 pm:

    MM - passes both for them

    Gay marriage, federal? Durbin no federal. Oberweis, supports states deciding


  20. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:21 pm:

    Yikes - Oberweis goes plank for Brady. Doesn’t regret no vote for SSM.


  21. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:26 pm:

    Student Loan refinance back and forth.

    Minimum Wage? Oberweis goes “$50? $100?”

    Durbin defends not following CBO numbers

    Oberweis - age and minimum wage.

    Oberweis on IRS and Durbin bulling, includes ALEC, FCC


  22. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:29 pm:

    Durbin tries to rehabilitate bullying accusation

    Oberweis goes Nixon/Durbin connection(?)

    Durbin calls out “what was in the email to the IRS Sen. Oberweis?” Talks about keeping Walgreens


  23. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:31 pm:

    “Want to be here” not bully according to Oberweis.

    Taxes? Talks pledges to stop increases taxes, “Norquist”


  24. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:32 pm:

    Tea Party Republican? Oberweis - “these people” yikes.


  25. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:33 pm:

    “Pat Quinn is a Tea Partier!” - Oberweis


  26. - Casual Observer - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:34 pm:

    “I don’t think so, Jim”. That’s a keeper.


  27. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:35 pm:

    Tort reform - Oberweis, health care offset

    Durbin talks about lawyer history in those cases


  28. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:38 pm:

    Drill in Lake Michigan? Oberweis waffles Durbin no!

    Wind farms Lake Michigan Durbin - no, study Oberweis - no study

    Fracking - Oberweis do it, Durbin of regulated, yes, conditions

    Climate change - Durbin, yes by humans, Oberweis concerned


  29. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:42 pm:

    Argue the ideas of weather patterns to extreme weather changes

    Foreign Policy influences? Oberweis talks periodicals, travel

    Durbin - reading, foreign relations committee, talks historical perspective,

    ISIS - Durbin take them more seriously than terrorists.

    Oberweis - ground troops, blames talking and pulling out troops was harmful


  30. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:43 pm:

    Durbin talks Iraq, Afghanistan, and regional players being active, US training


  31. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:45 pm:

    Israel? Oberweis supports Israel, wants peace process.

    Durbin - talks factions in Palestinians. They both agree.


  32. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:47 pm:

    What fuels terrorism - Durbin talks about long history of Muslims, factions

    Oberweis talks factions neither think majority of Muslims


  33. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:47 pm:

    Oberweis - Florida, and residency.


  34. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:49 pm:

    Legal residence in Aurora.

    Durbin “confused”


  35. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:51 pm:

    Durbin - voters set term limits

    Oberweis - citizen legislators / career Politicans issue, 90% incumbency

    Durbin hammers Oberweis losing history


  36. - Mighty M. Mouse - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:52 pm:

    Willy, I went to eat and taped it.

    YOU are a trooper.


  37. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:52 pm:

    Durbin - wife, lives in Springfield. “Where she will be voting” - ouch.

    Oberweis - conflict with wife lobbying


  38. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:54 pm:

    Chess?

    Durbin - I don’t play chess.

    Close?

    Durbin goes all-in, embracing his experience

    Oberweis talks change.


  39. - Casual Observer - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:55 pm:

    Moderator did a great job.


  40. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:56 pm:

    Phil Ponce handles the table “discussion” like few can


  41. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:57 pm:

    Exactly, OW. Ponce is a state treasure.


  42. - Mighty M. Mouse - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 7:57 pm:

    The was a very nice thing for Oberweis to say:

    Dick Durbin, a.k.a. Illinois’ “Grandmaster DD”.

    Was that Oberweis’ unconscious way of conceding?


  43. - Casual Observer - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 8:21 pm:

    The Facebook with Quinn is disappointing. I should have known. Cherry pick questions and insert canned answers.


  44. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 8:25 pm:

    It’s impossible to follow on FB as well. I gave up. Total failure.


  45. - Casual Observer - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 8:29 pm:

    I don’t have Facebook, using my wife’s account. I’m now reminded why it’s a waste of my time.


  46. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 8:41 pm:

    Agree with Rich on the FB Q & A. Format sux.


  47. - Wordslinger - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 9:16 pm:

    Willie, thanks for the work.

    What was the NFL anti-trust all about?

    I’d advise Obie just to say no to drilling for oil in Lake Michigan.


  48. - Casual Observer - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 9:18 pm:

    What was the NFL trust all about?

    Money.


  49. - Casual Observer - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 9:21 pm:

    Anti-trust


  50. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 9:28 pm:

    ===What was the NFL anti-trust all about?===

    It was a pretty interesting spin on the NFL and their anti-trust status & the legal woes of the players, domestic abuse.

    Oberweis discussed looking at it…

    But Durbin seemed more prepared. Durbin discussed MLB and other sports and that their status is so different when compared and that the lobbyists for the NFL for example, had better language.

    Very thoughtful and insightful to preparation and that Durbin got in the weeds, wonky on the NFL status, and then also talked about watching games differently - concussions.

    Good insightful question by Ponce to see if tmi g points or homework will lead the answers.


  51. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 9:31 pm:

    “…to see if they go talking points…”

    Thanks - Wirdslinger - and - MMM - too.


  52. - Cheswick - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 10:18 pm:

    Excellent work, Willy. Thank you.

    I just read the ABC7 facebook Q&A with Quinn — after it was over. It was all talking points, unfortunately.

    And then someone posted a photo of a noose with an invitation to put it on. Good grief.


  53. - Conservative Republican - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 8:06 am:

    I watched the debate live. I thought that putting twitter posts up on the screen was annoying and distracting. I ignored most of them. Some were juvenile snark. Others were self-promotion by media types. Almost all were simply repetition of what the candidate said. Of course, if you were ADD it was heaven. WTTW, don’t do this again.


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