ARGH.

Oct. 7th, 2008 11:17 pm
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I hate the Presidential debates.

And not just because my entire family is rooting for McCain, and Danny makes snide comments while Obama's speaking, and Dad flips out about how the filming of the debate is biased because almost every shot of McCain showed the timing indicator lights. (Which, for the record, was true only for one question, during which McCain was standing directly in front of the light. SHEESH, DAD.) That's stressful enough.

What I hate, though, is the fact that NOBODY ANSWERS THE FRIGGIN QUESTIONS. I want to know their answers to these carefully-thought-out questions, and half their answer is spent on the party line and half is spent on discrediting the opponant, and while that's all fine and good, I WANT TO KNOW THEIR POSITIONS ON THE SITUATIONS OUTLINED IN THE QUESTIONS. And while I know that isn't really the point of the debates, not really, I WANT TO KNOW.

ARGH.

Date: 2008-10-09 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jzeiggy.livejournal.com
According to my boyfriend:
"candidates never answer questions directly. vague answers leave wiggle room... that way, you can always "modify" your answer to mean pretty much anything you want to"

Date: 2008-10-09 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twistedfire.livejournal.com
I completely agree. I think the clearest answers they gave was at the Saddleback Ridge Forum, and that was because they weren't together and couldn't hear the other's answers. Or completely dis each other which is what Tuesday's debate became. You know what debates are good for...drinking games.

On the other hand, I'm tired of Macain lying to try and discredit Obama and then getting caught in his lie. It's like he doesn't expect people to check what he says, that we're stupid enough to believe anything he tries to feed us.

Other than that, how've you been? How's the puppy?
And don't get me started on the foil that is Palin who's completely under his control. I can't believe she doesn't believe in evolution. I thought this had been broken already?

Date: 2008-10-15 01:40 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-10-17 12:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] skroberts
When you're feeling better, we must talk about when it'd be good for me to come visit. I miss my Alex!

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