was it just me or was that VP debate one of the most boring 90 minutes in ths history of TV. i guess there were some "barbs" exchanged, but i felt like there was very little substantive debating going on. they were mostly trying to poke holes in the "facts" of the other and repeating the same 5 phrases over and over again. adn when Edwards took the first part of the gay marriage question and used it to talk more about Iraq i was really saddened. when he finally did talk about it, he was pathetic. it's amazing how much creedence is being lent to the "separate but equal" style argument at play here. did we learn nothing from Brown v. Board of Education? if you give gays the same rights as married people, then you have to let them marry (even if you don't want to call it that - tough shit). if you don't, you're denying them equal protection under the law, and that's a constitutional violation. that's why the Republicans want the amendment.
jeremy agrees:what is with all the chatter about it being more interesting and tougher than the first? it was much more boring and edwards came off as pretty annoying (as opposed to pretty and annoying). while watching them both defend disallowing gay marriage i thought how silly this will all seem in the future, assuming that in the future people don't have their heads so far up their asses. i got so tired of the repetition last night and the whole 90 minutes can be summed up as such "he's lying" "no he's lying, and that's the truth" "there are so many problems with that statement i don't know where to start" "if he wants to believe that that's fine but i don't need to tell the american people what the truth is, they can see it for themselves." super lame and super boring.
I also think that the seated-at-a-table format was too casual - neither candidate seemed very Presidential sitting there and slumping at the table.While I was more satisfied with Edwards' performance than it seems you guys were - in an overall way, not on specifics like gay marriage), I was really disappointed with some of his body language.Here was a real opportunity for the Democrats to show youth and charisma against pure unbridled evil, and I hate to say that while Edwards was certianly more likeable, he also - at times - seemed a little smug and cocky, especially when talking to the moderator about whose turn it was or sticking his hand out to count 5 million dollars or say "I really want the American people to hear this..."That said, however, I'm still more optimistic now about a Kerry victory than I was a week and a half ago.
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