2008 Slog Steel Cage Match! Today at 4 p.m.!
posted by September 24 at 9:40 AMon
The backstory is here.
But what you need to know now is that this afternoon at 4 p.m., here on Slog, two Slog commenters will be locked in a liveblogging widget, in the style of a steel cage match, to debate the only question worth debating these days: Barack Obama or John McCain?
Consider it amateur hour, in a good way—a warm up act before the pros go at it in the first presidential debate this Friday.
In the left corner, debating in favor of Barack Obama, will be Will Erdmann, 26, a concierge at the Best Western Executive Inn in downtown Seattle. He goes by “Homo Will” in the comments.
I’m an avid Obama supporter, and have been for the past year and a half. I know his points, as well as his opponent’s, and if had the chance, would slam the hell out of McCain on every point he holds, as weak as it is. My co-workers and boss call me Washington State’s Obama Rep.
And in the right corner, debating in favor of John McCain, will be Larry Kaye, 48, son of an Army infantryman, uncle of a Marine, employee at a non-profit cancer research center in Seattle. He goes by “lark” in the comments.
I think I could hold my own supporting McCain… Considering 95% of the men and women I call my friends and family are Democrats or left of center, I hold my own pretty well. I served in the Peace Corps (in Cameroon, Africa) twenty years ago. And, I was the only Republican in my group of about 32 vols.
They’ll go at it this afternoon at 4p.m. here on Slog. A duel to the (virtual) death. See you then…