In the discussion thread: About the Debate on Wednesday - Remember Anything Much That Obama Said? [View all]
Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #2)
Fri Oct 5, 2012, 03:39 PM
MineralMan (72,776 posts)
4. Not for thoughtful people, it isn't.
Yes, the show is there, but after the show, looking at what was said can really make up for lapses of attention, forgetfulness as topics change, etc. It's great that the transcripts are so easy to find now, but I remember them being printed in the newspaper the day after earlier debates. I read them. I still read them.
I think we have a choice here. We can go for the theatrics or find out what the ideas are and what is actually said. I find the second choice to give me more information I can actually use. Thursday's discussions here on DU were all about the theatrics. I just wonder if it might be worthwhile for those who have concerns to go read what was actually said. What I found was that Obama actually did refute a lot of what Romney said, right there during the debate. We just can't remember what he said, and got all caught up in the theater.
The words remain, and it doesn't take nearly as long to read them as to listen to the debates. It's worth doing. Truly it is.
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