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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Liveblogging the 2nd US Presidential Debate

After all the fun we had liveblogging of the Canadian Leaders' Debate last week, we've decided to give you a reprise. The US Presidential debate is at 7pm MST, and the place to get your insightful commentary and pithy witticisms is right here.

UPDATE: Our liveblogging service crashed, so we're trying something else, here goes:

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Just in case any of you live-bloggers are checking comments, I have been noticing how the CNN biorhythm feedback (of uncommitted Ohio voters) has responded to both McCain and Obama. Pretty consistently the feedback spikes positive when they talk about positive things they would do (no matter how vague or bad those ideas might be) and then it flatlines whenever they say the slightest critical thing about the other guy. Maybe voters are tired of negative campaigning? one can only hope so.

Posted by: Fact Check | 2008-10-07 7:27:25 PM

John McCain's biorhythms seem to be down. I like the guy. I like his being a maverick. I think he's served his country admirably. I much prefer him to Obama. But tonight he seems to be flat. Maybe he's got a cold and is feeling like me. Boy, I'd hate to have to be on stage talking to millions of people feeling like THIS.

My husband says that Obama's "impressive." I don't see it. Every time he talks, he reminds me of a smooth, condescending 'expert' coming down to the level of the not-as-smart folks he's trying to explain the world to. I can't get past his presentation style which reeks of phony to me. He's a good actor--or, depending on your viewpoint, a "bad actor." He sure knows how to use all the right words: hope, change, yada, yada. I just don't think he means what he says. He just means to become POTUS.

Posted by: batb | 2008-10-07 7:36:14 PM

There's a way to have the comments show up automatically in the liveblog. I believe if you click here: http://www.scribblelive.com/Event/Western_Standard_liveblogs_the_2nd_US_Presidential_Debate

You can log in, and participate.

Posted by: P.M. Jaworski | 2008-10-07 7:43:19 PM

Looks like scribblelive crashed... At least, I can't get scribblelive to open on my computer...

Posted by: P.M. Jaworski | 2008-10-07 7:52:22 PM

Crashed on my computer too

Posted by: RobertJago | 2008-10-07 7:55:45 PM


Yep, it crashed. BTW the *only* policy proposal so far to not get a positive spike in the CNN biorhythm was nuclear power. The level flatlined (and may have dipped negative slightly) BOTH when McCain endorsed it AND when Obama did. Otherwise, the trend continues of viewers liking it whenever the candidates say "I would do this..." and not liking it when they shoot at the other guy.

Posted by: Fact Check | 2008-10-07 7:58:18 PM

Senator McCain's warming up. Way to go, Sir!

Senator Obama's still the smooth talking know-it-all.

I liked Senator McCain's line a few minutes ago, I think pertaining to the POTUS being the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces: On-the-job training isn't good enough.

Hear! Hear!

Obama knows ZIP about national defence and look who he's got behind him--ex-Weatherman Underground terrorist Bill Ayers. Whoo-hoo!

Posted by: batb | 2008-10-07 8:14:52 PM

No Ron Paul, no truth.
This is not a debate, it's two sides of the same medal.

Posted by: Marc | 2008-10-07 8:14:53 PM

Really sorry we went down on you guys tonight. Glad you could continue liveblogging, even if it was with someone else ;)

More details about tonight here: http://www.keebler.net/blog/2008/10/07/sorry-brief-outage-on-october-7th/

My sincere apologies,

Posted by: Jonathan | 2008-10-07 10:12:07 PM

No worries, Jonathan. We were a little bit miffed, and we did lose a few livebloggers for a little bit, but I'm guessing you were terribly overloaded, and didn't expect that kind of interest.

We'll still use the service in future.

Thanks for coming on to explain.

Posted by: P.M. Jaworski | 2008-10-09 2:25:56 PM

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