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Bring on the next election!


 

I’ll be over here tonight, (small-) group liveblogging the Obama-McCain debate with a few colleagues, starting at 9.

As for the last election, I’ll be on the back half of The Agenda on TVO tonight as part of their panel. And starting tomorrow on newsstands across this wonderful, wonderful country, we’ll have a lot for you to read about what just happened. More on that tomorrow.


 

Bring on the next election!

  1. Bonus. Watch you and Paiken–segue to Marvin the Martian vs. Yosemite Sam. Agenda is the more content rich choice but the prize fight will have us “walkin’ on Ayers.”

    Wouldn’t miss it for the world.

  2. Thanks for the Paiken reminder. Will make sure to catch that, I assume it’s panel on yesterday’s election. I am looking forward to article, Paul, if it’s your unique few thousand word look at what happened behind the scenes during campaign. You’re the only Canadian reporter that does it as far as I know.

    The debate should be interesting. Will McCain finally talk about Obama’s ties to racists, terrorists and gangsters or will he continue to behave as though it’s impolite to talk about Obama’s radical background. Could be some fireworks tonight, but probably not.

  3. Paul,

    I hope you come out with another book about the 2008 campaign.

    Your analysis in Right Side Up was superb.

  4. “And starting tomorrow on newsstands across this wonderful, wonderful country, we’ll have a lot for you to read about what just happened. More on that tomorrow.”

    I’ll give you opinions to steal and impress your friends and colleagues with!

  5. What a great fall for political junkies..

    Now what happens when Harper forges close ties with Obama?

  6. JK: If he does that, and it looks genuine — it’s just one more step towards the “hey this guy isn’t too bad” that they’re going for. It would be great for him.

  7. Back on topic: Good thing TVO puts video up online. The Agenda is great, and yet, I can’t watch it on “real” TV out here in newly-orange Edmonton-Strathcona.

    I do, however, get about ten channels showing me the predictably terrible American debate.

  8. New Book? One per election?

  9. More than one would just be gauche, frankly.

  10. “Will McCain finally talk about Obama’s ties to racists, terrorists and gangsters”

    Yes, will McCain *finally* talk about what him and his trained parrot Sarah have been talking about for the last two weeks.

    But seriously, McCain shouldn’t want to play the unsavoury associations game. You say Ayers, I say Keating. You say Wright, I say Hagee.

    This is SO over for John McCain. But I’m going to enjoy watching Obama crush him in a debate for the 3rd time.

  11. paraphrasing inkless, “canadians take note of the daily childishness and punish those politicians at election time”

    The one example I remember being cited was Fortier.

    As counter-examples I note the continued presence of…

    Poilievre,
    Baird,
    Tilson

    Call me unconvinced.
    (and hoping it wasn’t the central thesis of tomorrow’s opus)

  12. jwl

    Were you relieved by Obama’s response regarding the contact he has had with your list of undesirables?

  13. Brad

    No. I thought McCain was too collegial last night and let Obama get away with non-answer answers.

  14. “No. I thought McCain was too collegial last night and let Obama get away with non-answer answers.”

    i agreed

  15. jwl –

    I only saw the clip of Obama responding to the Bill Ayers association. It seemed to be a reasonable response. Are there elements to his answer that did not address all of that particular issue? What other issues from your list were asked and answered?

  16. Brad

    I think McCain was more of the problem than Obama was. Obama is coming across as a fiscal conservative, with all his talk of tax cuts, when in reality he’s the most liberal candidate in decades. It is up to McCain to point that out but he seems incapable of it.

    Just mentioning Ayers was not enough for McCain, he has to provide the big picture to the public because the msm isn’t going to do it for him.

    I think Obama believes democracy, in US at least, is a ‘dictatorship of the bourgeoisie’ and needs to be destroyed from within but McCain says nothing about it or lets Obama get away with misleading/less than truthful answers.

  17. jwl –

    I thought from an earlier comment that you were not satisfied specifically with the answers he gave on Ayers and ACORN. Were you? If not, what was left out or not pursued by McCain?

    I have to admit to not knowing what it is Obama is committing to do in detail. Can you give examples of promises that trouble you the most?

  18. I watched you on TV for the first time on TVO according to your notice of same above. You have a lisp! It makes you stick your tongue out every time you say “Liberal”!

  19. truemuse – your posting is childish and uncalled for. How does a comment about someone’s lisp lead to any meaningful discussion?

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