Neel Kashkari was trending on Facebook Friday, following Thursday night’s heated Gubernatorial Debate with Jerry Brown.
— Tyler Johnson (@GOPTJ) September 5, 2014
The fact that the Republican candidate for governor appeared as a trending news item on the massive social media site, which touts a worldwide scope and range of 1.3 billion users, served as a testament to Kashkari’s successful performance as he delivered strong comebacks to Jerry Brown’s jabs and low blows:
— Stephie McCall (@StephieMcCall) September 5, 2014
The nearly hour-long debate was Kashkari’s first opportunity to demonstrate his credibility and to provide Californians a preview of the economic facility and political strength he would employ were he to become California’s 40th governor.
Several tweets conveyed the public’s sentiments about what they witnessed Thursday night:
#NeelkashKari is the future
— BrendaKatt (@TheBrendaJaime) September 5, 2014
Great debate. Lots of fireworks! Brown looked worn & tired. Neel looked fresh & ready to fight. Neel is the future! #NeelkashKari
— Jaime Patino (@Jaime_Patino) September 5, 2014
— Amy Z (@almostcoherent) September 5, 2014
Others had less savory words for the incumbent Governor Brown:
— Bridget Willard (@gidgey) September 5, 2014
— David B. Cohen (@DavidBCohen1) September 5, 2014