So much for the free-wheeling town hall format, right?
As one Daily Kos diarist put it:
Town hall? By what stretch of the imagination? More like a mausoleum. Might as well have had cardboard cutouts in those chairs. Just another way that the system forces us to feel fricking non-existent. Forces us to behave like good little children and not respond. Forces us to listen and not speak.
Meanwhile, moderator Tom Brokaw seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time focused on "the rules," which pretty much prevented a town hall debate from actually taking place.