So… any (civil) comments on the VP debates last night?
- Stay focused on the debate (not necessarily the policies you agree or disagree with): How do you think the candidates did, and why?
- No personal attacks. Period. Your comment will be deleted.
- Stay civil.
Try it! Political conversation without all the name-calling and rhetoric.
josh Hawkins says
honestly I left the debate feeling disappointed. I don’t think I know anything more about either side now than I did before. All I heard was the , “well you obviously don’t mean that because you voted this way so many times before” type statements. I really liked some of the questions that were posed I wish they had been answered! It felt very political and not very helpful. I hope I kept that civil enough! Sorry if I didn’t.
Ben Sternke says
Those comments were the essence of civility, Josh!
I have to agree with you: I wish more of the questions had been answered. Too much resorting to “talking points” by both sides.
When Joe Biden began to choke up as he shared the loss of his first wife… I found myself almost choking up too. I think those 15 seconds were more “real” than the whole rest of the debate put together.
Abbey Stombaugh says
Palin was better than I expected. I stay informed about the election primarily for entertainment, and I’ve found it entertaining to watch her interviews. So… she did better than expected, which diminished the entertainment value for me. I heard someone on the radio talking beforehand about how Biden had to be careful about debating a woman and how he treated her and how he came across. I think he did well in that aspect. He smiled at her a lot, in a slightly condescending “you’re-a-cute-little-girl” way, that I found funny. I also liked the quote about “that’s the ultimate bridge to nowhere!” and the “ooh” that shuddered through the audience and my parents’ family room where we were watching. As far as real issues, nothing new.