Thursday, October 6, 2016

Tully Calls Gregg "Clear Winner" in Governors' Debate

Indianapolis Star political analyst Matthew Tully identified John Gregg as the "clear winner" of Monday's debate among Indiana's gubernatorial candidates (see the debate below). Tully wrote: "John Gregg was the clear winner in Monday night’s gubernatorial debate, and that victory wasn’t just about the clarity of his message or his command of the stage. What the debate did was suggest that Gregg has a better grasp of both how he wants to lead Indiana and of the issues facing it." The contrast to his Republican opponent Eric Holcomb was strong: "While Gregg was confident, clear and detailed, and focused on exactly the right issues and messages, Holcomb’s performance made clear he has not yet synthesized a message or crafted a deep policy agenda. The debate left me feeling that Gregg, a former speaker of the Indiana House, is ready to step into the job of being governor, while Holcomb would have a learning curve." Read Tully's entire analysis here.