Liveblogging the First Presidential Debate!

I know I said I wouldn’t drop the post until 8:30, but I’m getting restless, and figured I could ramble on through the online internet pregame show as well (oh why not?).  Go ahead and hit the jump to see how this all works!

First and foremost, I’ll be watching this via cnn’s live online broadcast.  If you’re running around trying to find a way to watch the debate because you just can’t get to a TV in time, go ahead and check it out.

This debate, as I’m sure you know, almost didn’t even happen, thanks largely to a political move that John McCain initiated by suspending his campaign.  But, as we learned this morning, John McCain backed down from that so called “suspension”.  Thus, while the two men hoping to be the next President of the United States of America are mixing it up in Oxford, Mississippi, we’ll be right here, you know, saying stuff… hopefully some of it insightful.

And you can join in and say insightful stuff as well!  We perform all of our liveblogging events in the comments section so that anyone who wants to can be a part of the experience as well.  All we ask is that you keep your language relatively clean (I can get a potty mouth… er… potty fingertips, so who am I to look down on the occasional s-bomb and f-bomb here and there?), and you don’t engage in spam or try and sell porn.

If you don’t want to jump in, no big deal, just keep hitting F5 or your refresh button to bring up more comments.

And with that being said, I’m going to hit the publish button, and I’ll see you in the comments section!

205 Responses to “Liveblogging the First Presidential Debate!”

  1. terry says:

    I think Obama did well and held his own with McCain on foreign policy. As someone who has watched him thru all the debates, I know that debating isn’t always his strong point.

    And I will guess that people are not as concerned about foreign policy and security of the country right now.

  2. Kathy says:

    McCain was MASTERFUL? What is he smoking?

  3. Kathy says:

    I think Obama did a great job controlling his frustration with McCain. He never lost it. And McCain is so infuriating.

  4. Well, goodnight. Thanks for joining me, but it is now time for this tired puppy to head on home!

  5. terry says:

    Also, when we look at what a President will be taking on in January, I can’t imagine a person thinking that John McCain is ready to lead. Just look at the way he has been running his campaign. Look at the way he has been handling himself the last few weeks. Look at the decisions he has made. It has been downright embarrassing.

    As opposed to Obama who has been running his campaign exactly how he said he would. He has been focused on issues, focused on talking to the American people. That’s it, no drama.

    When John McCain talks about his past experience, I don’t think that John McCain exists anymore.


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