This battle has been a landmark for Iron Blog - we have taken a very volatile topic and upheld the standards I originally envisioned for this forum. While tempers flared early in the comment threads, cooler heads prevailed and a thought-provoking and informative debate took place among our readers as well as our combatants. Regardless of the winner, we have all been victorious this last week in showing that all parties can come together and discuss the most sensitive of issues with dignity. You are all to be commended. Now, here is the Verdict:
Last week, Iron Blogger Republican Rosemary Esmay snatched a narrow victory in the first ever Iron Blog battle. Can Iron Blogger Democrat Jay Bullock follow in her footsteps? Has Jimmie Bisse Jr., this week's Challenger turned the tables and claimed the first Challenger victory? Who will come out on top?
Who takes it? Whose spleen vents supreme?
Iron Blogger Democrat, Jay Bullock!
It's the Iron Blogger! Let's take a look at the scores:
Judge Joel C scores it 73-56 for the Iron Blogger.
Judge Jim D scores it 61-57 for the Iron Blogger.
And Judge Johnny R scores it 64-50 for the Iron Blogger.
A good match, but once again an Iron Blogger comes away with a win.