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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Live (Drunk) Blogging of the Debate

Ok, here's the post. Brian and St Wendeler here in the GOP underground, undisclosed location (aka Penelope's lair) covering the debate.

Pre-debate framing by the MSM?

Why in the @#^)$ is McCain still running?

If I recall, this was the same message that HRC received after the Iowa primary.

If you'll notice, the coverage of the campaign is about 75% about McCain... you rarely hear any bold plans, strategies, etc about the Obama campaign. The problem is that the coverage that McCain/Palin are receiving is all about how their campaign is doomed.

Obama is the default candidate. As Rove would say, that's the preferred position to be in.

*** UPDATE ***
Drinking game for the debate?
2 drinks for everytime Obama says "Change"
1 drink for everytime McCain says "Maverick"
5 Drinks if Bill Ayers is referenced
1 Drink for every time McCain says, "My friends..."

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (24)
St Wendeler said...

Pre-debate predictions RE the CNN-HD pundit punch-count.

Gloria Borger will score it heavily in favor of Obama... he's just too dreamy!

castellano - mccain with slight edge

Begala - straps the kneepads on and services Obama himself.

John King - Tie

Brazille - Obama up big, mccain okay.

Bennett - Obama okay, McCain eeks it out.

Brian said...

John's mission tonight.

1. Empathy for the pain people will undoubtedly be showing in their questions.
2. Provide a counterpoint to the "i'll give you everything" attitude of the Obama campaign.

He doesn't need to swing for the fences. He doesn't need a knockout.

My hope is that Obama gets pretty cocky in debates where he thinks he's already sewn it up. We'll see.

Town Hall formats can come down to silly things though. Looking at your watch, or sighs....

St Wendeler said...

The Media already has the questions? So, I assume that if that's the case, Obama has them as well?

St Wendeler said...

How can ppl be uncommitted (AND INFORMED) at this point?

St Wendeler said...

Allen Shaffer - informed, but uncommitted voter.

republicans were against regulatiosn?

uncommitted ohio voters aren't buying it.

St Wendeler said...

Ohio women are liking McCain's solution the economy right now... more than men.

What happened to the testosterone levels in Ohio?

Oh, and that's 2 drinks for My Friends

St Wendeler said...

fannie mae, freddie mac... tying to obama.

EXCELLENT

St Wendeler said...

Obama: "Imagine millions of companies trying to make payroll"

and I'm going to tax those business to make it even harder.

St Wendeler said...

Obama's cutting more than he's spending?!?!?

LIAR!!!

St Wendeler said...

the way that "uncommitted" Ohio voters are reacting to mcCain anytime he speaks tells me that it's lost.

Mccain brings up runaway spending, pork-barrel, etc... and there's no reaction.

St Wendeler said...

That's 2 debates where obama called for offshore drilling...

does he think we're stupid???

Brian said...

Wow I didn't know I was living high on the hog... Thanks, Barry Obama!

St Wendeler said...

Why did we nominate this guy? a bipartisan commission to solve medicare?

I remember the solution to soshsecurity back in the Reagan admin? ummm, if it fixed the problem, why is it a problem again?

Monterey John said...

Left coast here - bi-partisan, reach across the aisle oh not %^&*$#@% again!

What is wrong with McCain???

Monterey John said...

I'll take a dry Gibson with two onions please. Make that a double.

Monterey John said...

I think the St Louis crew sank into a stupor. Can't say that I blame them.

Brian said...

Well almost over.. My lack of comments reflects two things:

1) I'd rather build a bookshelf than watch this debate.

2) Uncommited OH voters love whenever Obama opens his mouth.

I for one welcome my new Obamamessiah....

Monterey John said...

Last question, finally!

Monterey John said...

Oh Jesus! What don't you know and how will you learn it? Frickin' world is on fire and Brokaw goes cute.

Monterey John said...

Obamamesiah wisely ignored the stupid question.

Monterey John said...

Is McCain on valium or miuscle relaxers???

Monterey John said...

Make that "muscle"

St Wendeler said...

well, the msm is in the tank...

but, it's over.

ptg said...

I'm glad my liver wouldn't let me watch.