Monday, January 15, 2007


It's a bit of a slow day today because of the holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day - a good opportunity to scour the Internet and catch up on what's up politically. I found this little bit of information...proof that elections never seem to end. No sooner have we just finished with the mid-terms, and 2008's elections are shaping up.

The first public debate among Democratic candidates for president has been scheduled. It will be held on April l 26, 2007 (yes, just about three months from now) in South Carolina.

I can only hope that venue has a very large stage...

The problem with these kind of debates is that you never really get a chance to size up the candidates. With so many contenders in the field, the logistics of debate with that many participants becomes a nightmare - and none of the candidates get the opportunity to really show who they are and what they're all about Even in the best of circumstances, it's hard to get a candidate to answer a question beyond the prepared sound bite. Trying to glean something substantial under this format is next to impossible.


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