Greetings, all of you Cranachers of every political persuasion. In this experiment in real-time online interaction and discussion, I will post comments on the first presidential candidate debate as it unfolds and invite you to do the same. Or you can just read what we are all saying.
To follow the discussion you’ll need to hit “refresh” frequently so as to see the latest comments.
What will happen if we have several hundred people trying to comment at once? I have no idea. That’s why we call it an experiment. I doubt that we’ll crash the whole internet, so don’t worry about it.
It’s fine to interact with other people’s comments, but do that briefly and not as long arguments or digressions. Try to keep the thread in synch with what is happening on television.
If this works, we might try other real-time Cranach get-togethers.
(After the debate, sleep on it, and we’ll discuss our overall impressions–including our views of “who won”–tomorrow.)
In the meantime, as the candidates take their places, let’s begin. . . .