Runcible Blog

No Doubt About It

Well, it's official: President Bush won the debate and will win the rest of the debates. After all, 9 out of 10 conservative pundits can't be wrong, right?

The post-debate coverage seems more intense than the actual debate. It's a race for the talking heads to define who "won" and how much of a bounce one candidate or the other would receive. The victor is the side that talks the longest and the loudest.

For once I'd like to see the debate moderator say, "Thank you, and goodnight. Make up your own mind." and don't cut back to any pundits. Maybe as a compromise we can let the pundits write some newspaper columns, but I think the hours of TV commentary are way too excessive.