The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Brokaw: Taking the "Town" out of Town Hall
Once again NBC demonstrates just how far gone it is as an "objective news organization":
Meanwhile, And another opportunity to take the gloves off and communicate directly with the people... gone. All Obama needed in the public perception tonight was a draw; it is pretty clear to me that he achieved that.
That's a lobby group I can get behind. Mark Levin's point that McCain "doesn't flat-out lie the way Obama does" is a way of acknowledging that the stilted artificial formats of these debates principally benefits the Democrat. Most electoral seasons the Democrat candidate has to pass himself off as something other than what his record would suggest - tough on foreign policy issues, deeply personally passionately personally anguished on abortion, etc. These stilted non-debates assist the Dem in getting away with it. Mixing it up, direct challenges between candidates, etc would not only make for better viewing but diminish this season's Democratic northern liberal from passing himself off as a moderate centrist champing at the bit to "kill" bin Laden and "destroy" al-Qaeda.
As for the "town hall" format, no self-respecting Granite Stater would recognize anything approximating a genuine New Hampshire Town Meeting in this horrible travesty.
McCain had better heat this thing up--and quick. Or else our nation is going to go through a Herbert Hoover-style depression.