When he started saying it I thought "What? You think our soldiers would attack a fellow solider?" and then he completed the statement and it was clear that he was talking about an ENEMY solider trying to kill her.
The good deed was that after listening to Ted my wife, a teacher, has decided that she is going to vote for Ted in the NH primary and that he is her choice for president as well.
One of the things that resonated with the crowd was that the US Supreme court was in the balance and how he wanted strict constitutionalist on the bench. How his lodestone was the Constitution.
Also, he asked how many people were from out of state. Almost 50% of the people there were not from NH which surprised the heck out of me.
On the "things you learn". The campaign does not sell nor provide all those "Cruz" buttons and lawn signs. Most of that stuff is sold by third party vendors. And I couldn't get yard signs because the vendor was restocking as he had sold out.
On the other side of the fence there were a couple of moments that were cringe worthy. Two involved smaller children. The children were put on the outside of the audience where there was easy access to the stage. It allowed Ted to decide if he wanted that child up on the stage with him. It was obvious that they were reading their questions and that the questions came from some adult, even if offered by a child. I'm sure that all candidates do things like that but it was a bit bothersome.
As he opened the floor for questions he said something like "I will answer or dodge your questions to the best of my ability". A girl just in front of me asked about "equality as it applies to GLBTs", I didn't hear the entire question. His pivot was masterful. He dodge and was back on his points regarding equality of opportunity and reducing big government and and and. The wonderful thing was as he was dodging and not answering her question she was nodding along with him as if this was the most insightful answer she had ever heard. Great job.
I hope you all get a chance to attend a candidate's event. Seeing it in person was so much more powerful than seeing the news reports.