The first presidential debate had its moments, but the second was a complete bust unless, like Obama, you wanted cliched questions to dominate and a snore fest to result with nothing in the way of revealing exchanges on the differences between the candidates.
Perhaps Bob Schieffer will sense that this is old media’s last debate hurrah, and his, and that both deserve better than what we have had thus far, and wil; thus try to enlarge the 90 minutes to something that matters in terms of helping the public understand the immense differences between McCain and Obama.
Send me your suggested questions via firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll devote today’s show to the possibilities open to Mr. Schieffer. He, and you, can listen online if you’d like at 6 to 9 PM EST at www.ksky.com, where tomorrow’s post-debate program will also be carried.
The three questions I’d like to hear asked of Obama:
1. United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is investigating many figures in Illinois politics, and has already convicted your friend Tony Rezko. If elected president, will you confirm Mr. Fitzgerald in his job until he announces his investigation is complete?
2. If elected president, will you continue the deployment of the national missile defense shield at funding levels at least as large as though allocated by the Bush Administration and the current Congress?
3. Will you maintain Department of Defense expenditures at at least their current levels, including the special appropriations for Iraq, plus an inflation adjustment?