What were your thoughts on the debate? A lot of people are saying they were bored, but while I can’t say that I was exactly enthralled, I did find it more interesting, entertaining and watchable than the first debate. I thought that Tom Brokaw asked dumbass questions (“evil empire????”), and wished that he’d asked about a wider variety of issues. No questions on welfare, equal rights for anyone, maternity/paternity leave, reproductive rights, supreme court appointments, the war on (some people who use) drugs, education — the list goes on. I get that people are really concerned about the economy, but I think a whole lot of the topics I just brought up are a part of the economic situation, don’t you?
Then, of course, there’s the whole kerfuffle with John McCain calling Barack Obama “that one.” I too picked up on that immediately, it certainly shocked me a bit, and yes, I heard racism in those words. I thought Obama handled himself beautifully in that moment, and that McCain did not do himself any favors with whatever the hell that was.
What do you say?