Really, No Surprise
CBS and CNN polls this morning show viewers believed Mr. Obama won last night’s debate. I thought he did as well, answering every challenge Romney put forth, and not allowing himself to be “talked over” this time.
I thought Candy Crowley did a much better job as moderator.
I like this format much better than seeing the candidates stand behind a podium, constantly checking their notes. I think all questions should come from the voting public, and not a media person.
This is the third aired debate, two by the presidential candidates, and one between the hopeful vice-presidents. This was the first that I found interesting and somewhat informative.
Early in the evening, I thought we were going to see at least a shoving match. I swear the look in Mr. Obama’s eyes said he wanted to punch his opponent. I’m sure I would have felt the same way, he is pretty irritating. One of the morning news shows joked that at times they thought the Secret Service might have to intervene.
Now that we’ve had a real debate, I have a suggestion. Every presidential election year, beginning in August, there should be a ‘town hall meeting’ style debate every two weeks. Eliminate ALL television ads, it’s too easy to make up lies or tell half-truths when their made and then edited. And they’re not persuasive, or at least they shouldn’t be. The parties have already spent just under 18 million dollars in advertising in the state of Nevada with less than three weeks to go. I, and I’m sure many others, just can’t watch them anymore. It’s a shameful waste of money, considering the simple fact that a 90 minute debate was more informative than watching a hundred thirty- second ads.
I’m pretty sure most of us have made up our minds as to which candidate will receive our vote. I find it difficult to believe anyone could be un-decided at this time. I don’t watch the polls, and I try to watch cable television or HBO so I’m not forced to turn down the volume when a political ad is shoved in my face.
To everyone who reads this, there is only one thing I ask, VOTE. It’s important, and this year the few electoral votes Nevada has might make a difference.