Moderator Elaine Quijano made history as the first Asian American moderator of a general election debate. In Filipino American History Month, Elaine Quijano won the Vice Presidential Debate!
Elaine Quijano wins Vice Presidential Debate
There were negative ratings of moderator Elaine Quijano, the CBSN anchor. That was to be expected since you can't please everyone.
- "Sticking firmly to script, Elaine Quijano loses the debate." CNNMoney
- "Elaine Quijano cuts off the drama." Politico
- "The media jury is split on debate moderator Elaine Quijano." Washington Post
.@Elaine_Quijano seems intent on running through her questions, even when significant exchanges are happening. #VPDebate— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) October 5, 2016
But Asian Americans, specifically the Filipino-Americans, focused on the positive aspect of Elaine Quijano's job last night.
M. Evelina Galang, a University of Miami professor and a leading advocate of Pinayism (a form of feminism rooted in the Filipina-American experience) posted this on her Facebook wall.
Pulitzer Prize journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas was clear in his pronouncement.
Of course, CBS News had to love their own!
An early winner of tonight's #VPDebate? Moderator @Elaine_Quijano, Twitter declares: https://t.co/Z9WWbYHudw pic.twitter.com/QX4emZERri— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 5, 2016
There were many who admired Elaine Quijano for her striking good looks.
The real winner tonight is going to be Elaine Quijano's amazing contour #VPDebate pic.twitter.com/r9xCnMMsZF— Bustle (@bustle) October 5, 2016