Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. Source: AP
So the last time we did this, I just about died. But why not do it again. If the nation needs me, I’ll heed the call!
I should preface everything by saying that Town Hall-style debates scare the bejesus out of me. They are the most awkward, most unpredictable kind of debate their can be, and I’ll most likely be watching with my hands covering my face.
Bristol Palin just went home on Dancing with the Stars, so the Republicans should start the night down a point. But Obama made Hilary take the fall for Benghazi, so maybe we’ll call it even.
Now, after a few words from George Steph, we’ll get going…
Alright, guys. We’re going to try a little experiment tonight. Live blogging the presidential debate. This is definitely going to be a challenge, 1) because I might not understand what’s going on. It’s not like I’m live blogging DWTS. 2) I cringe every time Mitt Romney speaks. 3) Sometimes I feel like Barack Obama needs to be smacked in the face.
So Jim Lehrer is out, giving us all the rules. Tonight we’re talking about the economy, health care, and the role of government. The audience has to be silent, which is pretty much the worst kind of debate audience. Also, I feel like I’m watching the live episode of West Wing.
The candidates just shook hands, and I’m pretty sure the President just said “I’m gonna eff you up,” and Romney just laughed awkwardly. Ugh, this is already horrible.
Eleven years seem like a long time. I remember being 11, and thinking I had been on the earth for centuries. Now, at 28, 11 doesn’t seem so long. Especially the past 11 years, which seem to have flown by.
In what is now becoming a tradition, my family and I went down to Ground Zero last Friday to pay our respects to those fallen in the September 11, 2001 attacks. And like every time, there were tears, and there were hugs, and there were the whispers of everyone around, because Ground Zero is the only place in New York that’s quiet. It’s a place of deep reverence. It’s a church, in the wind.