Sunday, September 28, 2008

Debating the debate

Props to Brent for showing us something he liked about CBS debate coverage (with embedded clip).

There were a few things I liked about this segment. First off, I loved the input from regular people. Not pundits, not the "The View" ladies, not Matt Damon, just regular people with regular concerns. I was really interested in the difference of opinion and priority between the two people who had been involved in Iraq; while they didn't say what capacity they'd been there in, it seemed fairly clear that the guy had been a soldier while the lady did something that wasn't quite in the field (my apologies for the obvious speculation of this). The reason I thought that was interesting was that it reflected that the soldier was more interested in the treatment of returned veterans, whereas the person who might have had something more of a sidelines (albeit still important) role was more interested in strategic elements (aka John McCain's exit strategy of not having an exit strategy).

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