The Episcopal News Service now has a page with video interviews of all the candidates for Presiding Bishop. If you have the time, the interviews are well done although a trifle lacking in substance.
The candidates (with quotes I have dug up) are:
J. Neil Alexander, Bishop of Atlanta
“If you must choose between heresy and schism, choose heresy. For heresy is, in the end, just an opinion, and opinions come and go. Schism tears the fabric of the Body of Christ and is irreparable.”
-Alexander, remarking on those leaving the Episcopal Church, diocesan newsletter “DioLog”, March 2004.
Francisco J. Duque-Gomez, Bishop of Columbia
“They [young people] are anxious to experience a Jesus who is closer, more human, more sensitive to the realities they face in their young lives. This influx of young people, and others, demonstrates that, in actuality, it is not our edifices, not our material goods that attracts people to us, it is our effort to keep alive our evangelical zeal … our concern to show the human face of God.”
-Duque-Gomez, in an interview with Edmund Desueza in Episcopal Life, May 1, 2006.
Edwin F. Gulick, Jr., Bishop of Kentucky
“There are some in the church who arrange truth in a hierarchical way over unity and justice. I think that’s always dangerous. It would be hard to make the Biblical case that truth is more important than unity. … But for anyone to say that truth is more important than unity, I could certainly make the opposite Biblical argument…”
-Gulick in an interview on Windsor, Episcopal News, November 2004.
Katharine Jefferts Schori, Bishop of Nevada
“Reason implies, as the old hymn puts it, that ‘new occasions teach new duties.’ We believe that revelation continues…”
-Schori in an article on creationism, in which she cites Scripture, tradition and reason as equally authoritative on NPR, January 2006.
Charles E. Jenkins III, Bishop of Louisiana
“Some believe that our mission is enhanced by the actions of General Convention 2003 and others of us see those actions as a stumbling block. As bishops we seek to provide a safe place in the Episcopal Church, and we are willing to sacrifice for the safety and integrity of the other.”
-Jenkins in a presentation to the Anglican Consultative Council, Nottingham, June 2005.
Henry N. Parsley, Jr., Bishop of Alabama
“Anglicans, however, are not Biblical literalists. Our tradition has held for centuries that the truth of the scriptures is best revealed using tradition and reason as tools to the interpretative process. Bishop Carpenter used to carry around a three-legged stool … to illustrate this. …Our understanding of the truth of God revealed in the Holy Scriptures has evolved over the centuries…”
-Parsley in “A Short Teaching on Christian Sexual Ethics in the Present Life of the Church,” Diocesan Convention, 2005.
Stacy Sauls, Bishop of Lexington
“But there is no doubt that the moral imperative of the Christian faith is to unity—because God has willed it and Christ’s sacrifice has made it so. When exactly was it that morality became a word we use to talk about sex instead of a word we use to talk about peace and justice, which are the building blocks of unity?”
-Sauls, in a Diocesan Convention Address, February 2006.
I still think Parsley is the front runner, with Jenkins getting some sympathy votes for his work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I have heard the bishop of Atlanta preach once, and, quite frankly, I thought he was nuts. I honestly don't know too much about the other candidates, other than hearing (amongst other things) of some squabbles that Sauls has had with some parishes in Lexington. I know nothing about Schori, and judging from the interview, I don't see ECUSA electing Duque-Gomez because he speaks little or no English. Of course, that never stopped the current presiding bishop, who has a singular gift for cryptic speeches.