But the overall impression he gave in his first outing was of a lightweight, someone not comfortable enough with his own knowledge and experience base to really engage with the issues, much less his immediate opponents.
In terms of substance, Walker offered TV viewers a glimpse of his foreign policy hawkishness and his religious faith.
In terms of style, he delivered a safe, quiet performance that kept him above the fray but also on the sidelines for long stretches.
Via 2012 Tom Barrett on Scott Walker, right to work: 'Mark my words, he'll sign it' @ JS All Politics Blog.
Via Where In The World Is Joe Sanfelippo? @ Cognitive Dissidence.
Via In Ryan v Zerban, Whose Idea Was a Debate Without Rebuttals? @ Rock Netroots.