Tonight is the second of the presidential candidate debates, this one in a “town hall” format, with undecided voters posing the questions. We now see that the debates do matter, as Mitt Romney’s good performance and Barack Obama’s bad performance put the Republican back into contention. Do you think this town hall format will be to Obama’s advantage, since Romney is often awkward among the masses? Obama said he was “too polite” in the first round, so do you think his being impolite will play well this time?
You will notice that when we live-blogged the debates–not just me, but also you readers and commenters–we picked up on the same themes that the pundits later made a big deal of. I think we owe it to the country to do it again.
This time I’ll let you come up with the catch-phrases for our not-necessarily-alcoholic drinking game. What lines from each candidate can we expect to hear over and over?
Be back here at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time (that’s 8:00 p.m. Central, 7:00 p.m. Mountain, and 6:00 p.m. Pacific) to help with the live-blogging.