“It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.” –Joseph Joubert.

I watched the first presidential debate and played drinking games. As expected, both McCain and Obama did fine. It would have been nice to watch McCain get furious and throw the podium at the audience, but that is just wishful thinking.

The VP debate was also as expected. I also watched it while playing drinking games. I expected Palin to look and sound fine. She was well prepped for this. She avoided the questions she couldn’t answer effectively and generally came off as smiley and happy. I was most impressed with Biden, who kept himself from strangling her/asking if this was a fucking joke.

Tonight’s debate is the one I’m worried about. McCain does well in town hall meetings and I don’t want Obama to lose the advantage he currently has. I hope McCain looks tired, acts senile, and perhaps gets angry. Any of those will be good for Obama.

Unfortunately, I will not be playing drinking games because I apparently contracted the plague. I will watch though, curled up on my couch, with my dog and some tea.

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