I just heard that the debate last night in Philadelphia between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama was the most widely viewed of any in the campaign. How sad!
I tried to watch it, but by the time it rolled into its second hour, I was surfing for something else. The first debate in seven weeks, and just a few days before the Pennsylvania primary — and they were rehashing flag pins, sniper fire, shots of Crown Royal, and the “bitter” working class. Far from discussing issues of substance and firing up my interest again, they reminded me why I’ve almost stopped watching campaign news.
ABC squandered a wonderful opportunity to give us a meaningful discussion at an important time in the campaign. Looks like I’ll be catching my campaign highlights from Jon Stewart for a while longer.
(By the way, who at ABC decided that George Stephanopoulos, former senior political advisor and communications director for Bill Clinton, would be an appropriate moderator?)
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