As a consequence, most of the time we have no idea who was speaking.
Ari: Is it just me or is this debate kinda bleh.
Obama’s tie knot is too tight
Game of Battleship should have actually been this debate
Battleship drinking game. They each take a shot whenever they strike the other’s base.
This is boring, right? Since when does “presidential”= boring?
John: Romney has brought up the economy three times and counting this debate.
Because thats what people actually care about – foreign policy isnt exactly a proverbial panty dropper
Also, Romney’s strong point is the economy, NOT foreign policy. (And economy wins votes – come on, guys, have you READ Karl Marx?!) true
Whitney: Romney’s only point is the economy.
Ava: That’s because the guy knows how to run a business. He really does. He’s goddamn great at running companies. But he doesn’t know up from down when the issues transcends our borders.
Whitney: I’m not arguing that he’s a bad businessman; I’m sure he is. But you absolutely cannot run a country like you’d run a business when you try to balance budgets, nor treat other countries like you’d treat business adversaries.
Ava: My point exactly, that running a business does not qualify you to run a country.
serious question: how many jews are there in the us?
6.5 mil- about 2% of the population
Thanks, guess i could have googled that one
no worries, yo.
Another serious question: how hard is it to make a nuclear bomb? is it just that they dont have certain ‘ingredients’ or do they not know how?
Also Iran is much scarier after watching Argo
That was a wonderful movie!
I might be wrong but I think the problem is getting bomb-grade uranium? It’s expensive and would be impossible to get if your economy was crippled.
GUYS WHO WON?
After three of these damn things, I think we can all safely say that the words ‘final debate” were a blessing. If these spectacles proved anything, it’s that social media for witty political commentary every waking second during the debate can get real lame real fast. It’s done – we’re over these two. Let the country just vote already so we can get back to Life Before the Election.
But I don’t want my last response to be all wrapped in this kind of reflection. In terms of the actual 90-minute exchange that happened last night, it was a non-issue debate for the most part. Because these guys see pretty much eye to eye on many foreign policy issues – they just disagree on the fine print (read: technicalities that don’t really count as ‘policy disagreements.’ This includes: what happened in Benghazi, how many thousands of troops should stay in Afghanistan and what we should have done in Syria.
This is why Romney tried to take our attention away from the foreign policy field; without a Big Picture disagreement (like Iraq in 2008), people start yawning. The Bain man is an economic guy and, whether you like the guy or not, he can bulletpoint stats about the Obama administration like a PowerPoint presentation.
But he’s never directly had contact in worldly affairs. You cannot see Russia from Massachussetts. And that’s a tough reality when you’re sitting across from the leader of the free world.
Except this was a foreign policy debate. And Obama (Bob Schieffer, too) reminded the audience of millions watching and Romney several times by telling his opponent to stay on topic. But Romney almost refused to listen, making him look weak in an argument he lost before this election even started. His connection to Chinese subsidies, his remarks about pseudo-Palestine and his easily Google-able NY Times op-ed entitled “Let Detroit Go bankrupt,” all don’t help ether.
The two ended with electoral ultimatums. Given that this is the last time they’ll be together, they had to make it special. The paths were marked out clear. Go decide, America, while I retire from Twitter until 2016.