This is the live blog of the second presidential debate. Will Romney be able to score again while remaining a boorish Republican? Will Obama actually show up this time? Which party will try to embrace Hillary first? All good questions.
If you are a cord cutter like me, you can catch the debate on C-Span online here. I don’t watch cable or network news because I just don’t think the commentary is helpful. But if that’s what frosts your crockies, knock yourself out.
It has been a tradition here at The Confluence to watch the debates with the sound off. We like to watch body language. But that’s gotten to be a bit trendy and we’re not joiners here, so pick your preferred method tonight but try to note whether Obama looks better prepared.
Now, I see that there are some newbies here. I suspect you came here through the Fox video of my brother’s homecoming since many of you have a distinctly conservative aroma. We here at The Confluence do not have a dog in this fight this year. We don’t think Obama has done a very good job and we objected to the way he ran his campaign in 2008. We’re also not Republicans. Most of us here are liberals. We LIKE to be liberal and we’re not afraid to shove our liberal policy favorites up your grill. But just because many of us are planning to vote third party this year doesn’t mean we approve of character assassination of either candidate or conspiracy theories. No racial comments will be tolerated. Don’t pick on their families. We don’t care what Michelle is wearing or what expression she has on her face. Not important.
All that’s important is whether they sound convincing when they say things and whether they say the things we want to hear.
Have at it!