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Monday thoughts 9/22/08

Posted by Lissa on September 22, 2008

Good morning!  Boy, what a difference a week can make; this morning it’s chilly and cloudy and threatening rain and dark.  A week ago today it was about seventy degrees and sunny.  Who says change is so great, again?

Speaking of which, did y’all watch the 60 Minutes last night with McCain and Obama?  I did — but only because I was assembling chili and thus was afforded distraction.  (I’d much rather have tears in my eyes from chopping onions, than from banging my head against the coffee table while moaning, “Politician talking!  Politician talking!  Blah-blah-blah OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SHUT UP!!”  Isn’t that how you watch speeches?)

Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised by the show;  at this point, I’m conditioned to believe that McCain will not get a fair rap, but he did.  You might even classify the coverage as friendly, or at the least neutral.  I thought they hit Obama at least as hard as they did McCain; Mike thought the Obama coverage was actually harder.  True, there were some questions I’d have liked to see develop further — e.g., when Obama pointed out that Phil Gramm is McCain’s financial advisor, I’d have liked to see the reporter counter that another co-sponsor of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act has formed the Republicans for Obama group — but it was NOT all flowers and unicorns. 

Truthfully, I think both candidates held up well.  The background on McCain was respectful without being nauseating (I thought the convention coverage was a bit over the top, but I know I’m not the intended audience) and McCain came across honestly.  Obama answered with less details and more platitudes than I would like (although I’m not his intended audience either), but I thought he carried and expressed himself well. 

You can call this presidential race many things, but boring is not one of them 🙂

Monday morning poll!


One Response to “Monday thoughts 9/22/08”

  1. Mike said

    I think my exact words were more along the lines that they pressed Obama more aggressively when he gave his usual substanceless answers. The initial questions were probably about even, though that means a lot of really hard–and both very relevant and interesting–questions for Obama were left unasked.

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