Who Won? There's Deep Disagreement Among Experts
The Buffalo News
September 14, 2000
Analysts from across upstate New York found themselves in deep disagreement about who won Wednesday night's initial debate in the race for the U.S. Senate... Phil Klinkner, professor of political science at Hamilton College, said he would "give it to Lazio, but on points." "She met expectations," Klinkner said, "and he exceeded expectations. But nobody scored a knockout, either." He said Lazio's insistence that Clinton sign a pledge "certainly had her on the defensive."... Klinkner said he was perplexed by some of the questions the combatants were asked. "Most were focused on New York," he said, and not on their prospective roles in the U.S. Senate.