I skipped the opportunity to conduct a "food raid" last night with a few friends in favor of slacking off and watching the presidential debate.
Good gravy, it was horrendous. I probably fell asleep even though I had prepared a nice meal for myself.
But there was a debate worth watching, and it was on C-SPAN's website. It was Cornell University's third-party debate, featuring:
- Michael Peroutka, Constitution Party (my pick for this election)
- David Cobb, Green Party
- Walt Brown, Socialist Party
- Michael Badnarik, Libertarian Party (about whom I've written before)
If you learn only one thing, note that the biggest difference between the Bush-Kerry debate and the third party debate is that the latter features something known as "civil discourse." This wasn't a battle of "You lied...No, you lied...No, you lied...Dick's daughter's a lesbian." Watch it and then try to tell me to vote straight-ticket Republican. You wouldn't dare.
Heck, I'd vote for the Socialist before I'd ever vote for Kerry.