Today FeelingElephants is one of the eight blogs quoted about tonight’s presidential debates in the LA Times Presidential Race blog, TopOfTheTicket.
The quote has never actually appeared on FeelingElephants because I wrote it just for that TopOfTheTicket but here it is!
“I think these debates will be a moment of crystallization of the candidate’s images. They have each been fighting to define the story arch of this campaign cycle and I believe in this debate we will hear the final versions of their campaign’s meta-narrative.
“More importantly, we’ll see if Obama had a good reason to avoid debating McCain in his proposed series of town-hall meetings–popular wisdom is that he can’t win a wonkish debate.”
I’m a big fan of TopOfTheTicket (as you’ve probably guessed from my frequent linkings to it) and I hope you check out the post today!
So, right now we don’t even know if we’ll have a presidential debate tonight between the guy from the Democratic machine that has ruled Cook County since just after the dinosaurs migrated to Wisconsin and the guy who’s been in Washington a quarter-century and says, no, he’s the one representing change.