Terri Lynn Land’s decision to debate Gary Peters in the U.S. Senate race could be a capitulation to pressure from a media that has dubbed her a stealth candidate for not committing earlier to a face-off.
Or maybe it’s a crafty move in a campaign strategy from a candidate who’s savvier than than the former two-term secretary of state is being depicted.
Land never said she wouldn’t debate Peters, the Democratic congressman and her opponent in the contest. She just dodged the question.
Meanwhile, she’s been working for months with a team of experts to fortify her knowledge of both foreign and domestic issues likely to come up in a debate. She’s also been training to improve her comfort level in front of the camera.