At the insistence of the McCain campaign, the Oct. 2 debate between the Republican nominee for vice president, Gov. Sarah Palin, and her Democratic rival, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., will have shorter question-and-answer segments than those for the presidential nominees, the advisers said. There will also be much less opportunity for free-wheeling, direct exchanges between the running mates.
McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive.
I am saddened to come to the realization that now I'll most likely end up casting a vote for Obama. Sad, because voting is not meant to be the lesser of two evils or voting AGAINST a candidate.
How is it that in 1992 Ross Perot could get 18% of the popular vote, but in the last 16 years no one has been able to put together enough $$ to make a decent go of a real 3rd party? Or perhaps more importantly, how have all the disenchanted voters (I know I'm not the only one!) been scared enough into believing you are essentially 'wasting' your vote by voting for anyone other than a Democrat or Republican?
I think I'd like to crawl under a rock and not come out until 2013. Somehow those 'crazy' people who build their own off the grid compounds are looking a lot more sane. . . .
Knitting is apparently not even a non-partisan hobby anymore, seeing the explosion of politics on Ravelry. While I can't hide until 2013, I'm really thinking about turning off the TV/computer/radio until December.