For those that though Chris Coons would dominate this debate, given he was a two-time national debate champion Amherst College were very disappointed. Not only did Christine O'Donnell have command of the issues, she trounced Chris Coons on major issues such as taxation, and back-room deals.
Christine was very forceful against Chris Coons on his history raising taxes on New Castle County citizens. Remember IT WAS Chris Coons who raised property taxes 48% for New Castle County homeowners. He also raised taxes on numerous services ranging from a hotel tax, a 911 tax and a tax on call EMS from a cell phone.
The next topic was the on-going war in Afghanistan. Coons questioned why we are there, while Christine want's us to win. Two clearly different viewpoints on this. Coons wants to 'cut and run; while Christine echoes Ronald Reagans plan: we win, they lose.
On Education, Christine wants school empowerment and choice, while Coons wants to throw more money to the wind. Coons repeatedly supported Obama's Race to the Top,of which little money gets into the classroom.
When the debate shifted to health care, Coons rubber stamps ObamaCare; while Christine supports de-funding and repeal of ObamaCare.
The last issue of the hour long moderator-led was immigration. Surprising, Chris Coons proposes deporting immigrants who are here illegally and break laws. Clearly a break from his idol, President Obama. Christine supports a guest-worker program that leads to legal naturalization.
Following the one-hour long debate, University of Delaware students were allowed to ask pre-recorded questions.
The O'Donnell team responded to Coons inaccurate statements by having detailed rebuttals (facts) on http://debate.christine2010.com. The Coons camp had no rebuttal to back up their facts.