The third and final gubernatorial debate is tonight between incumbent governor Jim Doyle and GOP challenger Mark Green. What can we expect?
UW political analyst Charles Franklin expects the two may be “swinging for the fences” tonight but there are two ways to do that. One, is catch the other guy in a mistake. The “gotcha” technicque. Or two, come off as a good governor. I stand for what you the voters stand for.
This debate is supposed to be about quality of life issues. Stem cells. Schools. Immigration. Issues where the two candidates have real differences. Can either candidate hit that home run tonight? Franklin says if Doyle picks up a point or two he may have the advantage but if Green gets that point or two the race, at the very least, becomes a real dead heat.
The big question though, will undecided voters be watching the debate? Franklin says “probably not very many”. He says research shows undecided voters are that way not because they can't make up their minds. They haven't paid enough attention to the race.