Friday, September 26, 2008

Open Thread

If you want to watch the debates tonight on the big screen at the HQ, let me know. We're also doing some phone banking prior to it.

Other than that, this is an open thread, chat away ...

11 comments:

  1. Is it just me or are the squirrels in the park getting sneakier?

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  2. Holy crap I thought I was the only one that noticed that. Should've seen it coming at me like an Atom Bomb.

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  3. Mccain just released a statement that he is coming to the debates. Game on!

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  4. Joel I'm going to have to ask you to not use lines from The West Wing. lol

    The game was always on, McCain just decided that he'd show up for it. ;)

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  5. I don't care if it's three Bosnians, an Armenian, and a bus full of party clowns!

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  6. Good debate, eh? I liked the layout - how they were able to talk back and forth. No big blunders on either side. Going to be interesting to see how it affects the polls.

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  7. I haven't had a chance to watch the whole Couric interview, but from what I've seen so far it wasn't the most complimentary, heh...

    I'm a little perplexed about the whole Palin thing. I mean.. She is an outsider, how many movies have been made about politicians that have been outside the system and made them out to be heroes because of relating to the common American? She doesn't see be anything like the typical DC Politican and now suddenly that's a bad thing?

    Palin answered the question about McCain's history - she didn't know specific instances. The thing that frustrates me is that when Obama gets pressed with a direct questions he doesn't answer them at all, and somehow this is preferable? The politician response is more acceptable than the honest one? Gotcha questions in interviews like this are particularly nasty, because they distract the more uninformed Americans from what is important in a VP candidate. If it was McCain being asked about Palin, fine. Of course he should know her history, if he chose her as a running mate. Why would she spend her time since being nominated learning his history? She needs to be learning about their plans for the future and what draws them apart from their opponents.

    I still think Palin would make a strong leader, even if she lacks (or chooses not to emulate) Obama's ability to shift the focus of a question she doesn't want to answer.

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  8. uhhh I just linked it because I want to put my pee pee in Tina Feys hooha.

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  9. Oh.... Nevermind then.

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