Watching the 2nd presidential debate right now. I feel sorry for Tom Brokaw– he’s trying to keep both these candidates within the time constraints they agreed to, and it’s virtually impossible. Not that it matters much, as neither one is doing much to address the actual quesitons that are being asked (by my non-scientific count, in the first hour I’ve seen Obama give what could be considered a direct answer twice, and McCain twice once-and-a-half).
You know what I would like to see in the next presidential election cycle? ACTUAL DEBATES. These charades are basically just 120-minute ads with the candidates bickering and shouldering each other for the most time. If you’ve taken the time to read up on the candidates, done some independent research, you can totally skip these things.
OK, now next question. Next QUESTION. NEXT QUESTION!!!!!!