Before the first words were spoken, the differences between Broun and Fleming could not have been more apparent. Fleming looked very professional, wearing a suit and tie. He could not have looked more like what a congressman should be. In contrast, Broun was wearing an open shirt with no coat or tie. He did not look like what I expect from a congressman. Also, Fleming stood to speak, while Broun did not bother to ever get up from his stool.
More importantly, there was a marked difference in how the two candidates answered the questions. Fleming answered every question that was asked, and could not have been more knowledgeable about the facts. Broun, on the other hand, evaded the questions, choosing instead to list his talking points, whether they pertained to the question asked or not.
I am disappointed to see the mischaracterizations coming from the local newspapers about this debate. Most voters depend on the media to inform them about the candidates. They do the voters a disservice when they simply list candidates' similarities rather than pointing out the differences.
Rebecca Magnotta, Grovetown