The Post debate spin
The Chief was all over the place -- the mood inside the debate was very partisan, pro-villar and pro-hahnistas equally matched.
The most energetic point of the debate was when Jim Hahn said there wasn't much in the e-mails -- then Villar quickly retorted "there's not much in your administration either."
Depending on how you look at it -- most folks believe Hahn needed a homerun, and it appears all he did was safely bunt on to first base. Villar would not let any attack go unchallenged, without reframing the mayor under his own terms.
Villar kept on saying "fresh start" genius to whomever came up with that pivot from the attack on Hahn. "We can't afford four more years of corruption probes and FBI investigations, we need a fresh start."
Hahn's response, "stop using innuendo and rumors". Very weak response.
I am also hearing that Hahn's money problems are getting much worse, not better.