Tonight’s Presidential Debate: Who’ll Win?

After Romney’s aggressive stance in the first debate, and Biden’s feisty display in round two, the conventional wisdom has the Dems tied with the Republicans 1:1. With the presidential race in a virtual dead heat, the pressure is on for both sides to triumph in tonight’s debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. CNN’s Candy Crowley (thanks to these Montclair teens!) will moderate the town hall debate on domestic and foreign issues.

The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization. Really? Is anyone still undecided? Well, maybe these guys.

For those who believe debates are better as musicals, watch this. I can’t wait to see what the Gregory Brothers put together after Obama v. Romney, part II.

Oh, and today is the last day to register to vote.

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  1. Biden won that debate? hahahahahahaha…. Even SNL has been mocking him. Smirking, mocking may have satisfied you Obamabots but thats not the way a lot of people called it. Geeze even Tom Brokaw crushed Biden. Believe what you may but last week was hardlky a win for the inept one’s ticket. Here yahoo news and (hardly a R media outlets) has Ryan winning 55 to 47 % in it’s poll.

    Tonight Romney’s ticket will be going for the The Hat Trick.

    Tie Breaker, talk about bias. bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahbwbahahahh

  2. It seems the debates are all most of us want. We can see a winner, 3 times this month for example, without the intermnible wait of the election. There is as much air time and media coverage for the debates as the actual election. We Americans like the action don’t we?

  3. Yup johnqp…

    Some dinosaur named Walter DeVriese who was a poltical aid to Romney’s father back in 1961 should put Obama over the top. Do you think DeVries and George Romney watched Roger Maris break Babe Ruth’s Home Run record togther?

  4. True – and we will have even higher unemployment and a faster shrinking economy WITH Romney/Ryan austerity measures in place.

  5. herb, your post suggests that you need to clean out your keyboard – too many keys are getting stuck. Too many cookie crumbs in the cracks again.

  6. herbie – you mean THIS part of the article that says UPDATE ?


    UPDATE: The Vinidicator, in Youngstown, reports that according to Juanita Sherba, the coordinator who gave Ryan permission to come to the soup kitchen, Ryan did wash dirty dishes while he was there. The newspaper reports that Ryan’s staff asked volunteers “to leave some pots and pans unwashed so the VP nominee and his family could do something when he arrived.”

    “We had to save dishes,” she said. “We would have gone home by the time he arrived. We didn’t need him to do the dishes. It was getting late, and I said that we were closing in five minutes. I waited longer than that, and he finally arrived.”

    Sherba expressed regret that she had allowed the visit to take place.

    “It was the phoniest piece of baloney I’ve ever been associated with,” she said. “In hindsight, I would have never let him in the door.”

  7. nah, herb doesn’t eat sweets. Actually eating some wasabi peas right now which I think are overated. BTW- how embarassing is that for jqp. Made my day.

  8. yeah that part…..such a biased statement. If it were Obama they would have been gushing with joy. Hypocrites and I figured even you would have picked up on that before you posted such a biased agenda driven non-story and try to make it a big deal. I thought your earth shattering Walter Devries story would do Romney in until I saw that story. Surely the romney ticket is doomed now thanks to jqp. hahahahahahhaha I can’t wait for more dirt, you know maybe he didn’t hold the door for some old democrat going into the supermarket. You’re struggling,. Sometimes you just need to pack it in and regroup.

  9. Herbie : If I have in fact, made your day, then that’s rather pathetic on your part.

    Now go out there and slay some more windmills.

  10. Utopian Statist? Put down the Mark Levin and turn off Fox for a bit. I just love that the same guys who want me to get a vaginal probe prior to a legal procedure, don’t want to allow gays to marry, and want to impose their point of view on the social lives of citizens are the same guys who cry about an overreaching government.

    A strong middle class with purchasing power is key to economic renewal and growth. Infrastructure matters. In between the black and the white and the name calling, there is a vast grey continuum upon which most Americans fall when it comes to social issues and programs that have benefitted us all.

  11. Well somebody needs to light the herbie fuse, so I’ll do it!

    The president kicked your boy all over the auditorium tonight. How you, or anyone, can support this mortician-looking opportunist is a mystery to me, but I love you anyway, you poor deluded jackass you!

  12. CBS, CNN call it for Obama.

    Frank Luntz (as usual) provides the comic relief for FOX

    Memo To Jonathan Alter : Nice job on quickly ducking out of the background camera shot in the spin room.

  13. “The president kicked your boy all over the auditorium tonight.”

    Did we watch the same debate? I didn’t see that at all and actually, I didn’t see a clear cut winner or loser, it was more of a draw. Both sides made several faux pas, both sides had strong moments, both sides were guilty of talking over the moderator. I saw two men who both believe their way is the right way. But no, I didn’t see anyone’s butt get kicked last night.

  14. Looks like Romney has added another point to his lead (now totaling 7pts) since his whupping by Obama.

    you were saying johnqp?

  15. RealClear Politics has them both at 47%.

    Since the whupping.

    So, we’re back where we’ve been for months now — it’s anyone’s guess who will win.

  16. I DO respect Gallup, insofar as I “respect” a polling organization.

    But I don’t invest them with the ability to foretell the future, and I am aware of the many times that they’ve been wrong as well as the times that they’ve been right.

    Odd, I didn’t see YOU posting anything from Gallup when they were showing the president ahead earlier this year. Perhaps because that isn’t what YOU wanted to hear?

    I’ll read the polls and consider them, discuss them and analyze them, etc.

    but at the end of the day I don’t put faith in polls to tell me how the future will play out. Sad that it seems as though you do.

  17. Is your chart intended to demonstrate that this election has not been essentially a toss-up for months?

    Because if it is, it does a piss poor job of it.

  18. “But I don’t invest them with the ability to foretell the future”

    Right. I forgot, charts and trends as a predictor of the future only works in climate science.

    “Is your chart intended to demonstrate that this election has not been essentially a toss-up for months?”

    Well to my eye, on the lower half of that chart, I see deep valleys of blue, and only just in the last few weeks have they turned in to small mountains of red. Clearly “we’re back where we’ve been for months now” huh?

  19. Climate science? I don’t think think you’ve ever read a word from me about climate science. I know nothing about it and, unlike you, I tend to keep silent on matters about which I know nothing.

    But “to my eye”, your chart shows virtual ties throughout the year on most of the polls, and differentials of plus or minus 2 or 3 on many more, which of course is within the margin of error.

    But we’ve learned long ago that you have a let’s say “different” way of looking at things. As far as insisting that the latest Gallup is right well, if it is, it is. If it isn’t, you’ll look even more like an amadan than usual.

  20. Gallup is the only poll with that kind of lead for Romney. Time will tell if that is the outlier or if they have found a trend the other polls have not. I would bet it’s a smaller number the next go around.

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