Mr. Hanna and Mr. Arcuri squared off in their debate for the 24th District congressional seat at MVCC last evening . . . What a difference a lack of five superfluous candidates makes! It was much more informative than that circus Monday night at Hofstra ... although the adage that "There is no such thing as a stupid question" was disproven when someone asked "We have a Department of War, would you support creation of a Department of Peace?"
Everyone has their own opinion of who "won" or "lost." To me the debate was a "draw" -- both men were prepared -- both delivered their points well. Both seemed to agree on many issues. Both appeared capable. Where they differ is on philosophy.
The decision will come down to what the voters believe should be the size of the role of Federal Government in their lives.
If you believe in more Federal involvement, Mr. Arcuri is your man. If you believe in less government involvement and more reliance on the private sector to satisfy needs, Mr. Hanna is your man.
It's that simple.