A word about Tuesday night's U.S. Senate debate on 9NEWS, and the impact of protesters outside who slammed themselves against glass windows and doors at History Colorado:
They succeeded in getting the candidates, the moderators, and the audience to loosen up and enjoy what is often a stressful hour.
Audience members joked.
One candidate told me it took away his nerves in an instant.
And Brandon and I knew we were in for an interesting night.
The protesters also succeeding in ensuring that any media outlet will think twice before doing a debate out the public again.
Which is a shame.
History Colorado provided a beautiful and unique venue.
Did the protesters succeed in what ostensibly was their mission? To move their candidate past 2 percent in the polls, closer to our 10 percent threshold for inclusion in debates, closer to viability?
Voters will be the judge.
If you missed that debate - you can watch it in full here.