Debate Premortem

Over at Culture11, I have a quick and dirty rundown of what to expect from tonight's awkwardly intimate "town hall" debate. Let's hope this is the closest we ever get to these people. 

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  • economist||

    McCain gets raped in the debate because he's old, not quick on his feet, has a lot of internal contradictions in his political philosophy, and has no desire to change any of those things.

  • economist||

    "Not quick on his feet" could have been changed to "slow", but I don't think McCain's retarded, just not the fastest thinker.

  • anarch||

    he's old, not quick on his feet, has a lot of internal contradictions in his political philosophy, and has no desire to change any of those things



    I'll wager he'd desire to change the first of those things.

  • SIV||

    Did "both Parties" wreck Iceland?And the rest of the World? I'm puttin' the blame on central banks and artificially low interest rates through monetary inflation resulting in massive mal-investment. I get lost trying to figure exactly how they spun %5 mortgage straw into leveraged gold.

  • economist||

    No, I think John McCain actually likes being old and crotchety.

  • Elemenope||

    McCain seems to alternate between really being on his game, and sounding suddenly confused/panicky.

    Obama seems less sure, but he's being a little more consistent on tone than McCain.

    And if Obama's "Confident" is a loser, so is McCain's "teh Spending freeze!!"

    (Was trying to post this on the live-blog thread, but the squirrels won't let me!)

  • Elemenope||

    "That one."

    The people who I'm watching with just went a little ballistic on that one.

    Unnecessarily disrespectful; it makes McCain look small and nasty.

  • geo||

    raped? that's an insulting and insensitive use of that word.

  • Hit \'n Run lurker||

    Kerryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

    We missed yooooooooooooooooooooooou!

  • economist||

    geo,
    Okay, how about "owned"?

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