Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Debate Thoughts

So I only caught half of the debate - but from what I saw Drudge's headline would seem to be correct:

Scorn: As the Men Gang Up

Hillary was definitely the topic of conversation - except when it came to UFOs. Kucinich admitted to seeing one (go him!) - but Obama, when asked about whether he believed in life on other planets sidestepped. He definitely lost my vote there.

So what are your guys' thoughts? Who was good? Who was bad? Who won? Who lost? Are UFOs really aliens?


The aliens picture is for Jessica.

10 comments:

Caitlin said...

I like how the moderators found the time to not only hammer Hillary on EVERY SINGLE possible issue they could find, but ask Kucinich if he saw a UFO, ask Obama what he was going to wear for Halloween, but they couldn't find the time to ask Barack Obama about the Donnie McClurkin issue.

That was basically an "Attack Hillary" shitshow, and really annoyed.

Jessica said...

Yay alien picture!

But, yeah, I'm gonna say Hillary won. If I were her, I would have run offstage crying.

Dan said...

I would have to believe what Chris Dodd daid when he says that 50% of America will not vote for Hillary. If the deomcrats want the White House they had better think twice about running her. In my opinion we would run an Edwards/Obama team there is no way they could lose and you would see some real changes happen in this country. I hate to say it but if Hillary gets in you will see this country just as divided as it now is. Whether I agree with it or not people do not like her and I do not think it is because she is a woman.

Taylor Kayatta said...

Dan, Most of the people who would 'specifically vote against Hillary' are probably not going to vote Democratic anyway. I'll remind you of 2004, when 47ish% of the country voted AGAINST Bush (because, hey, was Kerry really that great?) and yet he ended up winning in a landslide with a mandate to boot. This argument is thus pretty useless. Additionally, once Team Hillary starts the PR campaign, I really think that these people who supposedly are adamantly against her will see that she's actually pretty kick-ass and not some sort of machine with no personality that does not deserve votes. Oh, and on a final note, yesterday in my Political Ethics class, the professor mentioned something that really applies to Hillary, in my opinion: politicians aren't supposed to have some sort of rigid backbone, because then they wouldn't be REPRESENTATIVES of their constituents, they would be organizers or activists.

Brandon Harrison said...

I'd like to see an addition to the candidate straw poll. Perhaps a separate "Who has seen a UFO?" poll.

Pooya said...

Obama and Edwards totally owned. Clinton flip-flopped so much Kerry almost laughed. Enough of the "as the men gang up" This is politics, time to play with the big boys. Men and women are equal and should be attacked with just as much as venom as the other.

Kyle said...

Enough of the "as the men gang up" This is politics, time to play with the big boys.

Hmmmmm, now I'd say that that comment, applied in this situation, would classify as ironic.

Pooya said...

I would classify her as an irrelevant front-runner. If who was ahead 2 months in advance is going to be the winner Howard Dean would be the Democratic Nominee in 2004 and Paul Tsongas would be the Democratic nominee in 1992. If her last name wasn't Clinton she'd be neck and neck with Chris Dodd in single digits. As we get closer to the election people will see Clinton for what she is, a conservative Democrat in the mold of Joe Lieberman . How did that work out in the end?

Navid said...

I will be voting for Clinton because she is the only pragmatist in the bunch. I've heard the other candidates make so many sweeping promises that are simply not feasible. And I believe the whole "I hate Hillary" mentality is a fad that can and will be combatted with her record and her proposed policy. In fact, it is as much of a fad as Ron Paul's candidacy.

Kyle said...

I'm going to say it right now - conservative opposition to Hillary is based in sexism. Note the conservative.

Snap.