"They're not even answering the question!"
Yes, Steph. Welcome to politics. Nothing specific came out until the question concerning what each candidate would do to help fix Social Security. Cowan offered up raising the payroll tax cap and then held McMorris Rodgers' feet to the fire because she gave a vague answer. She finally ponied up with raising the retirement age. Other than a couple of other moments where Cowan pressed McMorris Rodgers, the entire debate essentially consisted of McMorris Rodgers spouting redundant and repetitious filler to go with the talking points and Cowan lacking somewhat in his language skills. I thought his use of the word "thing" was a bad thing. Plus, he needs to improve how he stops speaking. Sometimes he would trail off and sometimes he'd stop but look like he still had something to say. I'm sure he was feeling the pressure of being on the spot.
The incredulous meter shot way off into the red zone on the final question about global warming. Cowan sees it as a jobs issue and McMorris Rodgers says scientists don't agree.
To his credit, Cowan did point out Congress's low approval rating and how broken Congress is, but I don't think he made a very solid case for his candidacy. Many times McMorris Rodgers said she was fighting for our district and stuck to the talking points we're used to hearing from her. Yawn.