The three candidates for U.S. Senate had their one and only debate Sunday night. Given the current political climate, exchanges between Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson and Democrat Michael Thurmond were remarkably civil.
The only harsh notes of discord in the Atlanta Press Club debate were struck by Chuck Donovan, the Libertarian who steadfastly attacked Isakson as something other than conservative.
Asked to give Obama a mid-term grade, Isakson said the president was on his way to an “F.” Donovan said he was already there. And Thurman, the Democrat, gave Obama a “C+” – but added that Congress had earned a “D” for its failure to conduct itself in a bipartisan fashion.
Fox 5 report on the debate:
And from the Associated Press (quoted in the AJC):
Donovan suggested that Isakson only appears to be fiscally conservative, and that his votes in Congress have amounted to trillions in spending.