Comments: CHANGE

I also heard Huckabee use the word change over and over (and over) - and yet, he was vague as to what form change should come in. I don't trust that guy for some reason.

Posted by Erin at January 6, 2008 12:26 PM

I liked the format very, very much. Much better than the other debates. I did learn something from the debates, not so much on substance (wha? is a debate supposed to be about substance), but watching the candidates interact with one another in a less-restrictive forum was instructive for me. Very instructive.

I also thought Charlie Gibson did a good job of fading into the background. Much better than some of the more ego-centric moderators we've had thrust on us in the past.

Posted by Andi at January 6, 2008 01:47 PM

I'm also beginning to think the debates are just an elaborate drinking game. Change? Drink up!

I did like Fred Thompson for not knowing about anchorman desk jacket syndrome. It's nice to see anyone appear less than perfectly polished.

Maybe next time there will be enough content to distract me from rumpled jackets and the desire for liquor. Eh, maybe not.

Posted by stuffed at January 6, 2008 07:43 PM

Life Imitates 'Saturday Night Live'

* "With our experience, we're gonna have ideas for change combinations that probably haven't occurred to you. If you have a 50-dollar bill, we can give you 50 singles. . . . We can give you 49 and 10 dimes. We can give you 25 twos. Come talk to us. . . . We are not going to give you change that you don't want. If you come to us with a hundred-dollar bill, we're not going to give you 2,000 nickels . . . unless that meets your particular change needs. We will give you the change equal to the amount of money that you want change for! At First Citiwide Change Bank, Our business is making change. That's what we do."--"Saturday Night Live" ad parody, Oct. 8, 1988

* "I want to make change, but I've already made change. I will continue to make change. I'm not just running on a promise of change. I'm running on 35 years of change. I'm running on having taken on the drug companies and the health insurance c*mpanies, taking on the oil companies. So, you know, I think it is clear that what we need is somebody who can deliver change. And we don't need to be raising the false hopes of our country about what can be delivered. The best way to know what change I will produce is to look at the changes that I've already made."--Hillary Clinton, Jan. 5, 2008

Posted by David Boxenhorn at January 8, 2008 03:01 PM