Thursday, January 31, 2008

Debate impressions

As I suspected, Obama is stuttering, unfocused, and rambling. Clinton is together, she is focused, she is concise. Obama's got a real weakness in debates, and it could be a serious liability.

Still, I have to admit that I'm swept away a little bit by the historic nature of this whole thing. For the first time in over 200 years of American history, the two major candidates of one party are a black man and a woman. This is a huge change in American politics. A huge change. And I think that's really going to make this whole election cycle a dynamic, energetic, and quite frankly amazing experience. This cynical progressive idealist can't wait to see what happens.