Video: Why one presidential debate is more than enough

posted at 2:45 pm on October 31, 2008 by Allahpundit

Exhibit A in why I didn’t watch any of them, and the best argument you’ll ever see for Newt’s modern-day Lincoln-Douglas proposal. Superb.

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lorien1973 on October 31, 2008 at 2:47 PM

Is that Joe the plumber at 2:15 in the dark shirt / tan pants? (with a goatee there though)

dc84123 on October 31, 2008 at 2:49 PM

That was kind of weird…but solid talking points are the standard. If they are winning points, why deviate…

right2bright on October 31, 2008 at 2:51 PM

That’s amazing.

Weight of Glory on October 31, 2008 at 2:51 PM

That was very well done. Generally though, I loathe that HuffPo 236 site. They have had a whole bunch of incredibly nasty stuff, like attacks on the Republican candidates’ kids. They can be extremely vile.

juliesa on October 31, 2008 at 2:51 PM

The eight separate ‘my friends’ in stereo was awesome.

carbon_footprint on October 31, 2008 at 2:52 PM

Pure awesomeness.

ballz2wallz on October 31, 2008 at 2:54 PM

“You really have to pay attention to words”

I do love the three-ring circus style echoing
of the speeches!!!haha.

canopfor on October 31, 2008 at 2:56 PM

at least they were fair to both candidates

abinitioadinfinitum on October 31, 2008 at 2:56 PM

Exhibit A in why I didn’t watch any of them, and the best argument you’ll ever see for Newt’s modern-day Lincoln-Douglas proposal. Superb.

I knew it!!

You didn’t watch Sarah Palin’s VP acceptance speech either did you?

Mcguyver on October 31, 2008 at 2:57 PM

Pure awesomeness.

ballz2wallz on October 31, 2008 at 2:54 PM

second that

sammypants on October 31, 2008 at 2:57 PM

Some background music would have been nice.

♫ Row, row, row your boat… ♫

RedWinged Blackbird on October 31, 2008 at 2:57 PM

at least they were fair to both candidates/S

abinitioadinfinitum on October 31, 2008 at 2:56 PM

abinitioadinfinitum on October 31, 2008 at 2:58 PM

OT – New Battleground States Poll.

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2008/10/27/daily80.html

jazzmo on October 31, 2008 at 2:59 PM

Do you notice when simply reciting memorized talking points, Obambi has fewer EHs and Hmmms between words. Just to show you when off script, Obambi is a below average speaker who has little eloquence. :(

poxoma on October 31, 2008 at 3:00 PM

Is that Joe the plumber at 2:15 in the dark shirt / tan pants? (with a goatee there though)

Can’t say for sure but it sure looks like him.

Conservative_SAHM on October 31, 2008 at 3:01 PM

Creepy.

Yakko77 on October 31, 2008 at 3:06 PM

You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

FloatingRock on October 31, 2008 at 3:08 PM

OMG.

Jaibones on October 31, 2008 at 3:12 PM

Chevaliers de la table ronde,
Goutons voir si le vin est bon.
Chevaliers de la table ronde,
Goutons voir si le vin est bon.

Goutons voir, oui, oui, oui,
Goutons voir, non, non, non,
Goutons voir si le vin est bon;
Goutons voir, oui, oui, oui,
Goutons voir, non, non, non,
Goutons voir si le vin est bon.

…….

A morale de cette histoire
C’est boire avant de mourir.

Entelechy on October 31, 2008 at 3:14 PM

No video for me. Safari on OS 10.5.

iamse7en on October 31, 2008 at 3:14 PM

I don’t recall Allah ever admitting before that he doesn’t watch them. I don’t, either.

I have spent most of 8 years studiously avoiding listening to Bush speeches, also, for obvious reasons.

Jaibones on October 31, 2008 at 3:14 PM

Is that Joe the plumber at 2:15 in the dark shirt / tan pants? (with a goatee there though)

Actually, his name is Todd Smith and he’s from the Christian group “Selah”. He got a random Gallup call that turned into him being in the Nashville audience. He does look a bit like Joe the Plumber, though. :)

If you want to read a gut-wrenching, inspirational story, read Angie’s (Todd’s wife) blog. They are amazing people. Her blog is: http://audreycaroline.blogspot.com/

acleaver on October 31, 2008 at 3:15 PM

Video would be nice.

SoulGlo on October 31, 2008 at 3:15 PM

They were sooooo boring. I miss the Bush/Gore debates.

lodge on October 31, 2008 at 3:17 PM

Ewwww,…listening to obama’s B.S in stereo is way more creepy.(trick or treat)

christene on October 31, 2008 at 3:17 PM

fantastic-way too funny!

ndulik on October 31, 2008 at 3:18 PM

De Ja vue

All over again

BobMbx on October 31, 2008 at 3:18 PM

Echo chamber.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 31, 2008 at 3:20 PM

That was very well done. Amazing.

Redhead Infidel on October 31, 2008 at 3:22 PM

I didn’t watch any of them either.

I heard all of Obama’s lies in his stupid ads and the media bias is apparent each and every day, so what’s the point?

Obama made dozens of promises he’ll never be held accountable and outlandish claims that no one will call him what he is – a liar, for, same old same old.

NoDonkey on October 31, 2008 at 3:25 PM

two robots

one is lying

the other doesnt know, understand, or believe what he is saying

election 08, rip

Roger Waters on October 31, 2008 at 3:27 PM

Very nicely done. I didn’t waste any of my life watching these pantomimes either ;)

LimeyGeek on October 31, 2008 at 3:30 PM

LMAO – humor is good at times like these

Kevin in Washington State on October 31, 2008 at 3:38 PM

Who ever put that together, I would love to see a similar video of Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Ried and every other Democrat who said, when questioned, that Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac were as solid as a rock……… with the dates, and the Republicsns request for more control and oversight……………..

………… I don’t have the resources, but if someone could do that in the next 24 hours, and get it out on the “net”, I think Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin will win by a an even bigger majority……..

Seven Percent Solution on October 31, 2008 at 3:48 PM

I was sickened by the way the 2000 Bush/Gore “debates” were nothing but a recital of campaign slogans and talking points.
I wasn’t expecting much better this time around.
I can’t see this video. (firefox)
Oh, and sign me up as supporting a Lincoln Douglass style of debate in the future.

Count to 10 on October 31, 2008 at 3:54 PM

hahahaa… the McCain “My friends” one near the end was the best.

RightWinged on October 31, 2008 at 4:29 PM

Awwwwwwwesome!

Tzetzes on October 31, 2008 at 4:33 PM

Hold the phone – AP and I have something in common!
(not watching the debates, natch)

corona on October 31, 2008 at 4:52 PM

I fell asleep all over again. Thanks Allah.

csdeven on October 31, 2008 at 5:34 PM

I hate the phrase but like when McCain’s “my friends” was used. It had the most screens at any one time.

nemo239 on October 31, 2008 at 7:50 PM

Well, it’s the parts that are not repeated which made the difference. JTP lines come to mind.

The repeated talking points do get old, though — at leat for those who pay close attention to politics.

eforhan on November 1, 2008 at 3:27 AM

One of the super-powers of The One is his ability to stick to the talking points and stay on topic. “The last eight years”. “over 90% of the time”.
This is pretty awesome.

jim_collins on November 13, 2008 at 1:40 PM