Suzi Parker of Talk Business opened her article on the debate with a simple observation:
It was the night to confront Speaker of the House Robbie Wills.
Notable comments from Parker:
Wills held his own, stating firmly his record as a legislator.
Wills said he that he supports U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ desire for a one-year study [regarding “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”]. “I fully expect that it will be overturned,” he said.
Adams, Elliott and Boling said the policy should be repealed.
All five candidates said they believed global warming is man-made. They differed on cap and trade. “The cap and trade bill is dead,” Wills said. “It’s not coming back.”
Elliott said that the environment is not a “zero sum game” and that a middle ground was needed. Boling said that his past work in the Department of Justice proved to him that OPEC was a “price fixing cartel that gouges and rips off consumers.” He called for a reduction on foreign oil through comprehensive energy reform.
Jason Tolbert o’ the Tolbert Report offered a clear-cut result:
Other thoughts from Tolbert:
@votejohnadams is well but came across “brainy” @robbiewills waffled on almost every answer and probably lost votes