We could be in for a long day with many ballots.
"Tarrant improved throughout the night the most, and became a little more theologically reflective on the questions, although Floberg came off better than we thought from the initial biographies printed in the SD Church News."
"Our folk were initially leaning to Stebinger and Tarrant, no one came away with a good impression of Floberg as they felt his only interests were with the Natives and with deacons and that abominable phrase mutual ministry."
"Dunn came off very well here with what I considered to be good, in-depth and theologically sound answers."
"Midwesterners were seeing through Dunn's 'wink, wink, nod, nod' routine."
"N____ said that she liked Tarrant and Stebinger, but at this point was leaning toward Stebinger because if Tarrant is bishop, we lose another parish priest in this diocese which already has a priest shortage."
"Stebinger came across as a thoughtful, prayerful and quite cerebral man who could really be a good pastor."
"Stebinger never emerged as a leader."
"John Tarrant really hit many nails squarely on the heads, and pulled no punches as to what he has discovered since he arrived in the diocese. He called inexcusable the lack of love and concern, not following the canons of the church, the lack of pastoral oversight, etc."
"I am pondering if Tarrant has the energy and vision to renew the Diocese."
"I am really undecided today."
"I am going to have to pray on this some more."