A veteran campaign insider analyzes Thursday’s KMOX radio debate pitting Lt. Gov.Peter Kinder against challenger Brad Lager, with seasoned referee Mark Reardonbetween them: “This was not the knockout, or even the solid punch, that Lager desperately needs in the bSt. Louis region, where Kinder leads him 3-to-1. Lager never even mentioned his fresh endorsement by Mike Huckabee, his campaign’s only bright spot in a week of relentless bad media coverage and interview outings. In contrast, Kinder twice mentioned his endorsements by “two icons” among conservative Republicans: Rush Limbaugh and Phyllis Schlafly. Kinder also made news in the St. Louis market, announcing that less than a day after he called on the State Emergency Management Agency to release more than $500,000 it has been sitting on since last fall for Bridgeton’s tornado recovery, the state treasury is turning loose of the money. Kinder learned of the inexplicably delayed payments while chairing the new Disaster Recovery Committee that met Wednesday in St. Louis County. “We produce results within 24 hours,” Kinder quipped to tens of thousands of KMOX listeners. In contrast, he rapped Lager for still not updating his campaign or official bios to include his employment by Cerner Corp. of Kansas City, which has gotten rich from ObamaCare. Lager was first challenged on omitting the Cerner references during an appearance on Reardon’s show back on July 10, and Lager said at the time he probably should have included the Cerner information and that he had no problem with it. Lager did catch a break when Reardon didn’t press for his answer to the host’s direct question about Cerner: “Will they benefit from ObamaCare?” Kinder noted repeatedly that Forbes magazine, not him, first identified Cerner’s CEO as an “ObamaCare Billionaire” because of revenues reaped from federal mandates and stimulus funding.” The KMOX debate was the last big media event of the race, happening just five days before the primary election.