I could offer up a long analysis of it, but Channel 2 in Baton Rouge has a lot of it.
Watch it and judge for yourself.
One thing I will say is that when Dardenne asked Nungesser to name the six agencies the Lt. Governor controls and he couldn’t do it, that seemed like a pretty unfortunate lack of preparation less than 10 days from Election Day. Nungesser did get a few licks in, but on the whole Dardenne was simply a lot sharper, more knowledgeable and more authoritative about the position – and he won the debate.
At least that’s what I thought. And I’m trying my best to take a neutral, objective view of this race.
What it seems to come down to is this: if you think the Lt. Governor is nothing but a holding cell for a guy who bides his time before Jindal moves on to another office and you think Dardenne is too moderate to be the state’s governor, then you probably ought to consider Nungesser. But if you want to base your vote on what the Lt. Governor actually does before the day Jindal goes somewhere else, Dardenne’s a lot more qualified for the job and prepared to do it successfully than Nungesser is.