LOL. What a nut, but it was the only interesting moment, frankly, in a debate that was short on specifics and long on yucks. Actually the best part of the debate was Gravel’s post-debate interview with Tweety Mathews, when Tweety asked where he’d been the last 30 years Gravel said, “living under a rock.”
Seriously, anyone else see the debate? I thought Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Chris Dodd and Joe Biden came off rather well, which is good news for Dodd and Biden. They moved, imo, up from second tier status to viable alternatives. But Clinton and Obama held their own and proved why they are the front runners at the moment. Both were poised, sharp and looked presidential.
It was a bad night for John Edwards, who looked very uncomfortable and strange (what was up with that gazing into outer space look he did when asked who his moral leader was?). And for a dude who just received a $400 haircut, yikes, you got ripped off, John.
Bill Richardson looked out of his league as he stumbled several times (and broke out in an unsightly flop sweat) on facts and statements. I was duly unimpressed with him, despite all the “gregarious” hype surrounding his campaign so far.
Gravel and Dennis Kucinich offered comedic relief, though I thought their bomb-throwing tactics did make some interesting points (especially Kucinich’s chiding “It’s inconsistent to say you’re against this war yet vote to continue funding it,” a great dig at Obama, Clinton, Dodd and Biden).
Male chauvinist alert: Did anyone else see Dennis Kucinich’s wife, Elizabeth Harper, during his MSNBC interview afterwards? Let’s put it this way: my wife blurted out “No way!” according to Wikipedia she’s his third wife and was born in England…in 1977. Dude!
That’s about it. Not a bad night, over all. I’m certainly looking forward to the Republican debate next week.
Cross posted from AoF