Your article, Mr. Moser, is the best thing I've read and heard about the "debacle." All of it was too soft, too nuanced, too prepped, too consultant-motivated. Although Gravel came off unhinged in his manner of delivery, his emotion about the gravity and impatience of what we face is shared by many. Most of the questions were softballs for the candidates which they rarely specifically answered. They weren't there to shed light or lead,but not to lose.
What's needed in my humble opinion are different moderators. Like a Bill Maher or Jon Stewart--loved his interview with McCain.Those questions were real and come from the lips of millions. Plus there wasn't much room for nuance. The questions had to be answered just from their delivery. Maher does the same thing.
Race is HUGE in this country, along with poverty, and the growing disparities between rich and poor. They either totally ignore the question or water it down with stats to show their awareness of it. Knowledge of, is not a solution to.
Are we really allowed to expect more?
Apr 27 2007 - 3:42pm