Nixon and Spence waffle, Akin and McCaskill go at it
The Kansas City Star
A few things I learned from watching the Missouri Press Association’s gubernatorial and U.S. Senate debates:
1) The GOP actually has a candidate in the governor’s race. His name is Dave Spence and he doesn’t think much of Missouri’s big-city newspapers.
2) The libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, Jonathan Dine, is a personal trainer. Needless to say, he smoked the obesity question.
3) Todd Akin and Claire McCaskill agree on something! Neither of Missouri’s major-party candidates for U.S. Senate thinks the U.S. government should tell Americans what to eat.
4) Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is capable of taking a stand. He is opposed to vouchers.
5) Nixon’s opponent, Spence, doesn’t think we can do vouchers right now, but he favors school choice. I’d note that they’re kind of the same thing, but don’t want to sound like a rude big-city newspaper person.
6) The governor’s race will probably continue to be a snooze, since both major-party candidates are pretty fuzzy on most issues.
7) Missouri’s Senate race is a corker (knew that already), and McCaskill is doing a good job of presenting herself as the candidate of moderation. Akin is way out there.