Sun Jun 3rd, 2007 at 08:58:26 PM EST
In my first non-revolutionary literature-titled diary, I'd like to focus on the CNN New Hampshire Democratic debate. I'm not a fan of debates, even in the Kerry-Bush race, which I paid a lot of attension on, I skipped watching them. In the Sego-Sarko race, perhaps the one I was most passionate about, I didn't bother to watch the english version of the debate (at least Sgo employed a lot of English female translators). But I finally decided to watch the 2nd of (I belieive it's) 7 democratic primary debates (do they really need so many? Why does the party lack the comon sense of canceling the Fox CDC debate where the only 3 last place challengers are showing up?).
Richardson came across more favorably and answered the questioneds smartly (Bill could be Middle-East ambassador), Edwards was smart in wearing a livestrong bracelet, Dodd was amazingly brilliant but nothing too new to me, and Hillary continues to look programmed, just like how she acted at her web annoucement (must be too much consultants) and laughed mechanically a few times when they mention Bill.
Everyone attacked Obama. Edwards argued with him at the break. Crazy Gravel blindly attacked him for knowing about what happened at Walter Reed ahead of time and no asking for investigations and more money for veterans (which turned out to be false). When asked what he would do about high gas prices affecting the average American, he said he would do nothing (pause) to lower the price of gas and that we should get used to it. At first I thought he had the courage that the presidential contenders (namely, Romney) to state a hard truth, but as it turns out this was not the case and he didn't even present a solution.
So far the debates have not been kind to Mr. Obama, who suffers from over-expectations. I think he did not do pretty well, although he answered the questions clearly and quite masterfully. Yes, I support Obama, but unlike the Kossacks who began flatly promouncing victory for their candidate I'm going to have to say the winners, in my opinion, were Richardson and Edwards, Hillary declined slightly, Obama lost out, Gravel looks like a FOX tool that basically says Dems are crazy, Dodd can try but will get nowhere, and Biden and Kucinich should sit this race out if they can't get above 1% in the polls. But don't let me do all the talking, comment on what you feel on this primary and the debates if you watched it.