First of all, a big thank you to those of you who donated, it is very much appreciated.
Second of all, I watched the debate, found it kind of boring (I think I’ve spoiled by the Republican debates, and the utter insanity of the 2008 debates) . I thought Jim Leher was okay, he got out of the way like a good moderator should; I’d rather see candidates talk to each other and debate each other instead of that “here’s 30 seconds to reiterate your talking points.” I think Obama did good, although I wish he had been more forceful at things… he should’ve said “hm, sounds like Obamacare” when Romney started listing the health care benefits his administration would keep (after repealing them I guess?), and he should’ve jumped on Romney’s statement that if he doesn’t like his insurance company he can get a different one (good for you, jerkweed, but a lot of people don’t have that option). Meanwhile Romney just looked like William H. Macy from Fargo the whole time, he kept repeating about how bad it is we’re investing in green energy (???) and I still have no clue why his Massachusetts health plan is good but its nationalized twin brother Affordable Care Act is bad, and I’m pretty sure he kept denying stuff that’s actually in his plan. And then afterwards I go on the Internet and everyone’s declaring Romney the Ultimate Championship Winner of the Universe and talking about that damn “Big Bird” thing and I don’t know if it’s just the media reinforcing their pre-determined narrative no matter what (I lost count of all the times I heard or read the phrase “usually the challenger wins the first debate” in the past two weeks) or if everyone just saw a different debate than I did??