Well, I'm glad John Oliver of The Daily Show
finally cleared up my confusion over who those undecided voters actually are. It looks like last night's debate audience was filled with this motley group. Let's hope that they took something away from this sterilized horse and pony show, although they probably just wound up liking a little bit more who the one they preferred before the event.
What a gawd awful format; how dare they call these debates? There really needs to be more back and forth rebuttal. This was just two guys walking around a stage making speeches. And Tom Brokaw didn't seem to add much other than his schoolmarmish attempts to reign in the length of answers. I would have preferred unscreened questions from real people; like that's gonna' happen! But even when hit with a question from left field like the "What don't you know?" one, they both quickly worked back to the canned responses.
Of course, for most of us, the sound bite of the evening was McGrumpy's use of the phrase "that one" which clearly exposed his contempt for Obama. Overall he came off looking angry, frustrated, and a bit confused at times, not projecting a Presidential manner. If this was "his format" it certainly did him no favors last night. On the other hand Obama appeared cool and collected; a stark contrast to his opponent. Seems like momentum is building in his favor.