"To me he was clearly more substantive, he was obviously more positive, and he looked like a governor. I mean, Gregg Abbott looked like a governor, and Wendy Davis looked like a governor candidate. Wendy, strategically I think, chose to continue being very negative, which she's done with her paid television ads. She chose to continue being negative in the debate itself. And that is always a dicey strategy because the more negative you are the less you look like someone of stature who could perhaps serve in an office like Governor", Mackowiak said.