The short 30 minute “debate” between Schilling and Bustos was hardly worth the time and effort. Most of it consisted of rehashing already trite and worn talking points, charges and counter charges.
If you didn’t see it last night and want to use up 30 minutes of your life that you’ll never get back, here’s a link to WQAD, which hosted the event.
The only thing I found remotely interesting was during the discussion about ISIS, when Schilling mentioned that one of his sons was in the military and Bustos, with no sons of her own ever in the service, tried to give herself some personal cred on the topic by mentioning that not only did she have a veteran on her staff, she also had what she called a “wounded warrior”.
I guess you’ll have to be the judge if 1 son = 1 vet + 1 wounded warrior on staff. Personally I thought it was was silly attempt at “me-tooism” on her part, but what else could she do?
This “debate” might have swayed the low information voters who bothered to tune in, but for those of us with even basic information about this race, it was a waste of time and opportunity—and this was the ONLY opportunity for the entire district to see these two head-to-head.