Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I don’t get one thing about Democratic debates

Why let ABC, or whomever, dictate who the moderator(s) will be? Charlie Gibson is apparently godawful, as this brief of question subjects shows, or Josh Marshall’s full rundown of inane questions, followed up by answers that are genuinely befuddled to the most inane of them (like trying to get both Clinton and Obama to take the Mario Cuomo “pledge” of agreeing to nominate the other one as his/her running mate), or politically spinning to others of them.

I mean, this is the day of not just the Internet, but of many people having broadband connections.
Josh suggests using the League of Women Voters.

Why not go one better? Have Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean pick a moderator and produce the whole thing in house? If a TV network wants to run it, fine; if not, stream it live on the Internet.

I mean, there’s no need to put up with a Charlie Gibson, or a Tim Russert, in these days.

According to Media Matters, tonight’s debate is not the first example of Gibson’s debate-moderating inanity.