Thursday, September 25, 2008

McCain & Palin: ready for the high school debate team?

Debate is a good exercise because it forces one to organize both incoming and outgoing information, to stay on message, and to distill complicated and confounding scenarios into digestible statements.

In a debate, as in government, more than one thing at a time is going on: Each debater is listening to the actual question of the moderator, listening to the actual answer of his or her opponent AND at the same time composing three answers on each front: first, the truthful straight talk answer, second the answer the audience would like to hear, and third, the answer which strategically can best win debate points.

John McCain may or may not debate Friday night, but he has already blinked so badly that Obama can't help but win now. Obama knows that a president has to stare down messes and multitudes -- and not blink.

And Sarah Palin: she might want to read up on the Bush Doctrine, for starters. I'd recommend the handy explanation available at Wikipedia. From what we have seen in her interviews with Charles Gibson and Katie Couric, her performance in a debate will effectively end McCain's chances of winning the election.

And he knows it.

He didn't know it before because he didn't even know her before.

But he knows it now. His aides are telling him it's finished.

And stall as he might, he can't buy enough time to pull this one out.

I predict he'll retire from the Senate at the end of his current term.

And Sarah Palin will never again mean much outside the state of Alaska.


At 9/26/2008 9:45 PM, Blogger 1rfruth said...

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At 9/28/2008 5:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John McCain has made it clear that if he is elected he will attack Iran for Israel. See the future consequences of this in the fascinating new historical novel “Clash of the Gods” which is now on and Sarah Palin, of course, is an Evangelical who thinks we have to destroy all the ‘infidels’ in the Middle East to make way for the Second Coming.

At 9/28/2008 11:40 AM, Blogger Lawrence said...

I am gaining confidence that McCain/Palin will not win the election. McCain seems to not really want the job very much, as he showed with a lackluster performance Friday night. And this Thursday, Sarah Palin will sink their chances. That, or I am moving to Marseilles.


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