Official poll thread for the 22 Oct foreign policy debate. Please no voting until the debate has actually happened.
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
I have seen enough before the debate and have allready sent in my early ballot.
I don't plan to watch, therefore I will not vote in this poll.
Hide the women and children. Tonight is going to be ugly.
And unfortunately for Obama, the Monday night game is Chicago and Detroit, who he already has snowed into a proper trance. Not enough NFL distraction for the independents in the swing states.
The DNC should run promos for other programming all day today.
Independents FULLY understand that getting bin Laden was a collective effort dating back many years, so taking credit for that is tired and empty. Outside of giving the "OK for that (wouldn't any president?), the rest of his foreign policy consists of alienating allies, getting laughed at and disrespected, and bowing to dictatators.
No doubt the questions will be skewed for Obama to look good, but I expect Romney to amply and completely turn the conversation where it should be, and scold Obama like the child he is.