I'll just mention a couple of items that piqued my interest.
1) Taxes: Don Siegelman and Roy Moore are both banging the anti-tax drum pretty hard. After the Amendment One disaster, Bob Riley has shown no eagerness to raise (or even discuss) taxes. Lucy Baxley is the most open to new taxes. Though stipulating any tax increase will have to be approved by voters, Baxley isn't taking the hard line that her opponents are embracing.
2) Though she was the first official candidate, Lucy Baxley has been pretty quiet thus far in the campaign. She explains why:
"This is the No. 1 focus of my campaign, raising money."
If she is raising money well then she has used the time wisely. But this is also time that could have been used to develop a badly needed image for Baxley. Baxley still has to introduce herself to much of the electorate and explain why she wants to be governor. The broad themes of competence and values that she has used successfully in the past won't be enough in this race.
Roy Moore has released a very specific platform and Don Siegelman has recently added seniors' issues to his lottery advocacy. Bob Riley has a record of economic growth to run on, but Baxley has maintained her characteristically noncommittal style thus far.
It is past time for Lucy Baxley to discuss why she wants to be governor and what she will do if elected. If she wants voters to take her candidacy seriously, she needs to take the voters seriously.