Before the debate, I had read in the press a number of times that Ms. Townsend was not good "on her feet." Just before the debate, I read that Mr. Ehrlich was not putting a lot of effort in preparing for it because he felt he didn't need to. My immediate reaction was this guy must be good. Then I watched the debate. Mr. Ehrlich's lack of preparation was obvious. Ms. Townsend was more than adequate. She won the debate on style as well as substance. Unfortunately, the debate did not get a lot of after-the-fact coverage, at least not in The Washington Post, which I used to read when I lived in the D.C. suburbs.