The Democrat Debate
I was intending to watch the entire Democrat debate last night, but I got bored after watching about a half hour. Luckily, I did watch the "War on Terror" part, which is the important part. Apparently, the rest of the debate was pretty boring.
I thought that Hillary did a fairly good job. While she can't help her distinctly irritating voice, which manages to sound both shrill and gravelly. She sounds like a police siren with laryngitis. She did, however, manage to avoid any embarrassing gaffes. She also allowed that there is indeed a War on Terror, something that John Edwards resolutely refused to do.
It didn't help, though, that when others were talking, she stared into space with a rather scary fixed smile. She has a tendency to stare ahead with blank, robotic stare with an icy cold, pale face. Occasionally, for variety, she dabs (dabs? I should say smears), a little rouge on her cheeks, which doesn't help.
Obama, in my opinion, was terrible. He stammers and moves his hands like a tenth grader at his first public speaking event, and he has an annoying way of stating the obvious with an air of originality. For example, during the debate he proudly claimed that it is important to lead. What a deep thinker.
It also doesn't help when Obama talks about diplomacy. He seems to think that diplomacy is a magic word that solves everything. He seems to want to come across as Mr. Thoughtful, but, unfortunately, he only comes across as Mr. Dork. Tough guys are rarely diplomats.
Edwards sounded like a door-to-door salesman, Bill Richardson came across as a fat slob, and Mike Gravel and Dennis Kucinich looked like total nuts. Joe Biden didn't look too bad, though.