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Thursday, November 29, 2007

CNN/YouTube Debate: An “Oh, Snap” Retrospective

posted by on November 29 at 11:57 AM

Posted by Ryan S. Jackson

The transcript from last night’s CNN/YouTube debate is up for those who either lacked cable, missed The Stranger’s liveblog, or spent the night curled up in the fetal position watching America’s Next Top Model.

Some of the better post-debate commentary:

Ana Marie Cox marks the Romney vs. Giuliani immigration free-for-all as a “muder-suicide!” and notes, “What’s the emotional equivalent of ‘tone deaf’? Mitt Romney has that.”

Congressional Quarterly elections guru Craig Crawford calls it for Huckabee:

Mike Huckabee won the Republican presidential debate on Wednesday night largely because his distracted rivals failed to seize enough opportunities to undercut the former Arkansas governor’s increasing momentum

Jim Newell of Wonkette:

Giuliani — nothing new on the evil front; Fuckabee — very calm and cool, especially when talking about killing Hillary on Mars; Hunter/Tancredo — Securing the Mexican vote; Walnuts — Angry, depressed, grumpy, but kind of cute; Thompson — Bumblebees, tadpoles; Paul — Might actually be as stupid as his followers.

And here’s one of the warmer moments: “Gentlemen, tell us of your fondness for your gun.”

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“What’s the emotional equivalent of ‘tone deaf’? Mitt Romney has that.”

It's called apathy... And they all have it.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | November 29, 2007 12:12 PM

I didn't watch this last night, but from the few answers I've heard so far it seems to me that John McCain is the only candidate with even an inkling of morality.

Posted by DOUG. | November 29, 2007 12:19 PM

Should one of these yahoos become President, we all might want to have a gun to protect ourselves from their storm troopers.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | November 29, 2007 2:27 PM

@3: No shit. Fortunately, assault weapons will be easy to buy.

And I am pissed that Heather's gone. It's not even worth watching any more.

Posted by Greg | November 29, 2007 4:00 PM

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