A network spokeswoman, Sonya McNair, said its livestream had been overwhelmed by an unexpectedly large audience, and brushed off complaints. The final half-hour had been added, she said, for the benefit of South Carolina viewers. “We weren’t programming it for reporters in Washington D.C.,” she said, even as it emerged that — in an unusual breakdown between network and affiliates — none of the four CBS stations in the state actually carried the last half hour. – CBS panned for Republican debate performance
The bullshit Olympics we’re witnessing needs to stop.
Please, for everyone’s sake.
No, wait. The Scott Pelley and CBS debacle was not a debate or a discussion.
Anyone else have whiplash?
Last night we had politicians who think they can be commander in chief actually say we should cut off aid to Pakistan. NO, really (emphasis required).
It was Rick Santorum who rebuked that notion. Rick. Santorum. He joins Jon Huntsman on one issue.
My head is spinning.
It would also be nice if we all understood that these individuals, for whatever crazy reason, actually do think they could run this country. That’s a serious thing to say.
I respect the ode to ideology, really I do. But Italy just went down. Italy.
Love them or hate them, these sincere people on the stage auditioning for the GOP nomination, since the process has become so vaudevillian, are taking up a lot of political air space, which I’m sure thrills the Obama administration and OFA, but there are potentially big developments going on all around us, and we need a better option than what we’ve currently got.
As I pointed out just yesterday, many Democrats not only passively acquiesce to Obama’s continuation of core Bush/Cheney Terrorism policies, but enthusiastically cheer it as proof that they, too, can be Tough and Strong (manly virtues demonstrated by how many human beings their leader kills from afar). So here you have Think Progress heaping praise on Obama for seizing what is literally the most radical power a President can seize: the power to target — in total secrecy and with no checks or due process — their fellow citizens for execution: specifically, assassination-by-CIA. – Glenn Greenwald
What’s the difference between Republicans and Pres. Obama on foreign policy, waterboarding?
Mitt Romney’s foreign policy platform seems to be slam taught, in a way similar to W., so it’s coming off more ideological than something moored in intellectual understanding.
I may disagree with Ron Paul, but Herman Cain’s foreign policy vacuousness scares the crap out of me. What he’s proposing to the U.S. economy is even worse.
Machine gun Q&As are worthless. Of course the candidates need more time. So apportion a set amount of time to each person. Then keep a clock on how much time each candidate has utilized, with a maximum of 4 minutes at one time. They’ll have to learn to use their time with discretion and choose the topics on which they want to pontificate more carefully. Oh, and the candidates with the higher poll numbers get more time. You can even give points for straw poll wins the debate immediately after the polling.
Or at the very least find moderators and producers who know what the hell they are doing.