Debating the Debate in Philly

by Ryan on April 17, 2008

in Election 2008,Media Bias,Politics

The Democrat debate last night in Philadelphia was the closest the Dems will ever get to the kinds of questions Fox News would have given them in this election cycle  — addressing issues of character, history, and other vetting issues.  Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopolous are feeling the pain for going against the MSM’s Leftist talking-points by taking it to Obama in a way no MSM venue has — directly, forcefully and persistently. 

Some pundits are cheering ABC, some are panning them.  I’d like the candidates to have a time-keeper and just let the candidates have a dialogue for an hour on whatever comes up.

Anyway, I didn’t watch the debate, I’m a “Ghost Hunters” fan on Wednesdays, so the 468th Dem debate lost to a spooky EVP caught at Mt. Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH.  Nonetheless, I’ve seen the highlights, I’ve heard the spin, I’ve read the meat and potatoes and have come to the conclusion that both of the Dems had a weak night and are beatable in the Fall.  Obama has character/issue/experience fallibilities and reacts too slow, and She Who Must Not Be Named has made too many gaffes that the Republicans will exploit with glee and there would be no greater fundraising device for Republicans than a SWMNBN general-election candidacy. 

At the end of the day, I don’t think the polls will change and the cards will fall as they were apt to anyway.  Like many things with the Dems there was a lot of empty talk, a bit of mudslinging, plenty of promises and nothing changes.

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Ben Keeler April 17, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Yes, any debate is unfair to Democrats that isnt only questions that allows them to trash Bush. If Obama wants to hang out with certian people, he should have to answer for it.

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Chris April 18, 2008 at 7:10 am

I can’t say that I watched it either (I ended up falling asleep since (a) I’ve heard the same vapid empty promises already, (b) Hearing the witch’s voice is like nails on a chalkboard) but I did catch highlights and there’s always YouTube. From what I’ve seen, Obama is so playing the victim, blaming the media for their line of questioning. Instead of blaming the media for asking questions about his character and claiming they’re “Springer-izing” the presidential campaign (get used to it, buddy, it’s the way of the 24 hour news cycle), he should defend why he feels the need to hang out with an admitted terrorist, a black seperatist minister, along with why he believes he is better than those in small town USA.

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