September 27, 2008
The first thing that Obama said made me want to throw something at the TV. I cannot stand it when people say that we are fighting two wars. We absolutely are not; we are fighting one war on two fronts. That is a pet peeve of mine that makes me want to tear my hair out when I hear it.
And I didn't fare much better throughout the rest of the debate.
Part of it was this:
Repetition may bore political junkies, but it helps candidates connect with casual voters--as do memorable (if corny) anecdotes.
I didn't learn anything new during the debate, and I thought often I came up with a better argument than McCain did. Though my arguments were decidedly less PC and probably couldn't be repeated on TV without redacting several swear words.
I thought Obama looked better, and since I have no faith in the competence of American voters, I fully expect them to vote for who looks better, so I am disappointed in the debate.
But I did enjoy Obama's closing remarks about how his Kenyan father wouldn't dream of setting foot in 2008 America and would've rather emigrated to France or somewhere less unilateral. That plays real well, so keep that up please, Obama.
But other people around teh internets aren't as pessimistic as I am, so maybe it wasn't that bad.
Read what Varifrank says about RISK.
Also, I love this paragraph of his that he wrote before the debate:
I dont care if McCain walks out begins to channel the ghost of Jim Morrison, drops his pants and takes a big whizz on stage shouts "I AM THE LIZARD KING!!!,because even if he did do that, I'm still voting for him. Quite frankly, if he does do that, I will probably send his campaign money. If he also turns around smacks Jim Lerher to the ground and calls him "a commie punk", I'll fly to Manahttan and wear a "MCCAIN FOR PRESIDENT" sandwich board in Times Square and ring a bell and hand out campaign literature to the New Yorkers like those "end is nigh" folks.
Posted by: Heidi at September 27, 2008 04:41 AM (idveF)
Posted by: Ann M. at September 29, 2008 03:10 PM (HFUBt)
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