However, Matt Towery wonders what it’s all for:
“I don’t expect the debate itself to mean that much,” he said. “However, the race turned negative just in time for Taylor to attempt to engage Perdue in a heated exchange.
“If he manages to get the governor to show any of his, until this point, well-contained temper, it could be interesting enough to make the evening news and newspapers and create the impression that there is a race.
“If it’s just a policy-wonk debate between two guys who have been in government, it will be a snoozer and nobody will gain anything.”
Towery said it’s particularly important for Taylor to do well because recent polls had him behind Perdue by anywhere from 19 to 24 percentage points.