Debate Notes

Winner: Charlie Rose. Good format. Much better questions than usual. It was great to see a journalist do his job in one of these debates. When I first saw them cut to Diane Sawyer, I thought she was gonna host the Democrats. Jesus Christ.

Loser: Mitt Romney. So many words, so little meaning. At the start of this race he was assumed to be the most poised candidate. He looks like a joke. He sounds like a joke. It’s late, so this plays out in my head as Bill O’Riley standing on his desk with a broadsword, screaming “YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!” while the volcano erupts and the cast of the Big Beer Ad sing as if they, not Mitt, were dying on the ground.

Surprise: Republicans. I don’t even want to vote for them this time around. But for substance, clash, and choice … they were the party worth watching. Fred Thompson. Shockingly competent.

Disappointment: Barack. I really, really want to vote for him. But ow. Somehow decided he needed to fight EDWARDS in a “my family is fluffier than yours” match. Resulted in Hillary raining fifteen solid minutes of humiliation on them both. Best debater moment by far. “Can I bring this back to reality?” And she was right.

This wasn’t time to be folksy, or appealing. This was time to fight. Am I wrong? Can he weather this? I want to hope.

Strategery: Richardson. Ran the best 1-hour campaign for VP ever. Basically dared Edwards and Obama to not legitimize themselves by running with him. Loved it.

So will I stay the course? Will I keep the Sparta-n from Jakarta on the carbons of my checkbook? Will so many of us kids be proud of that?

Tuesday’s coming.

One thought on “Debate Notes”

  1. So, does this mean that in 20 years Mitt will kill Emperor Cheney to save his separated-at-birth son? Here’s hoping.

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