Thursday, October 2, 2008

Vice Presidential Debate!

Tonight, Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin will debate for the first and only time this election. Over 52 million people watched last week’s Presidential debate and even more are said to tune in tonight. This debate is of utmost importance, as early voting has already begun in eight states, including the vital swing state of Ohio. Tonight, newcomer Sarah Palin will have to prove she has the experience and knowledge needed to be VP, while Joe Biden needs to talk up his 40 years of expertise.

Gwen Ifill of PBS will moderate tonight’s debate, which will take place at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The format will be slightly different than the Presidential debate, as the V.P. candidates will only have 90 seconds to answer questions, followed by a two-minute discussion led by Ifill. The short time frame is said to help both Biden and Palin, as both can ramble off-topic when they have the time.

The economy will definitely be a key issue tonight. Palin has termed herself “Joe Six-Pack American” and will surely try to appeal to the average citizens. Biden may have the upper hand though, as he can promote his and Barack Obama’s ability to bring change.

You can catch the debate tonight, October 2, at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific. It will be 90 minutes long and aired on numerous channels (check your local listings). You can also watch it on


Anonymous said...

Gwen Ifill has written a book due out Jan 20th titled "The Age of Obama" How is this considered non-biased moderation. Anon.

Anonymous said...

I don’t understand why people think voting Democrat means FREEDOM for everyone.
The initial Dem’s party terrorist KKK (caucus) countered the Republicans for their civil rights activism.
But since civil rights, thanks to LBJ and a handful of Republicans, minorities flock to this race baiting big government faction. It reaps “bring America down.” Most Gov. Programs fail the tax payers (.)
If AMERICA is going to gain their true individual Rights and FREEDOM with their own money why do we vote to increase our taxes?
True, “A government big enough to give you everything, is big enough to take it all away” –Reagan.
It seems we are so near electing some one that plays with America’s terrorists, quietly seeks to CONTROL …the people, and without a passive objective look into the Communist influences the Democrats seek to model.

Terry R M Sr. of Tennessee