In the end though a winner must be declared. Bob Schieffer introduced a calm yet turbulent debate that outclassed his peers by far. Few who watched the debate will be readily swayed from the position they already held. Those that have not made up their minds likely will still be unsure.
We understand that there is a great deal that is unknown. We understand that there is a great deal in the hands of the Obama Administration (in case of failing to raise the debt ceiling). We understand that elected officials outside of Washington DC have little influence, and possibly even less information.
But we sought to understand what is underway. How residents may best be prepared and to remain confident that elected leaders are investigating plans to ensure their way of life. We continue to seek that.