The opening statements of debates afford candidates the opportunity to deliver rehearsed introductions without the pressure of unexpected questions or interruptions. But during a forum on Sept. 1, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, apparently struck by a bout of brain freeze, struggled to get through the most cursory of opening remarks. As she fumbled to explain what she had accomplished in office, Brewer lost her train of thought completely. After more than 10 excruciating seconds of silence, the governor managed to stammer, "We have did what was right for Arizona." Despite her less-than-eloquent delivery, voters seem to agree Brewer is poised to be re-elected by a wide margin.