The differences in the top Democratic candidates for governor are pretty clear.
In their first and probably only televised debate, Bill White sounded experienced, as you'd expect of a three-term mayor of Houston. And he kept his reputation for being sober and wonky. Farouk Shami, a wealthy Houston businessman, was more passionate, more animated, and much more prone to political mistakes. He offered several statements that will make simple work for anyone who feels the need to attack his candidacy. To wit:
• On economic development: "I will guarantee everybody's job."
• On reviving the economy: "I will guarantee 100 ...