I just got done watching the August 19 debate on YouTube.
First, I was going crazy to be able to play the thing in order. YouTube needs to make this easier.
I really can't stand debates. No one answers the questions. The questions are pretty stupid.
What can you get from a debate on video? A feeling for the 'fuzzy' stuff that a lot of people (including myself, to some extent) use to weigh the candidates.
Here's my purely subjective 'fuzzy feeling' about each candidate.
|Dennis Kucinich||Like some of his ideas, but he comes off like he's trying way too hard. The opposite of presidential. Wasting his time.|
|Bill Richardson||Bumbling. Wasting his time.|
|Mike Gravel||Comes off like an angry old man. Wasting his time.|
|Christopher Dodd||Looks like an aging car salesmen. Not presidential. Wasting his time.|
|John Edwards||Good ideas, but there's something off in his presence. Feels like he's 54 going on 24. Not excited by him.|
|Joe Biden||Presidential. Good presence. Feels like he could do the job. Doesn't really inspire me.|
|Hillary Clinton||Pretty good presence. Feels a bit rehearsed, though. Wonder how inspiring she'll be (beyond the pure Feminists). Worry about her baggage (whether it's deserved or not).|
|Barack Obama||Amazing presence. You wanna like him. Clean delivery, but doesn't feel rehearsed. Could use a bit more polish, but that makes it feel authentic. He's got my vote so far.|