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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Any Questions?

If your one of those people who has some questions for the Commission on Presidential Debates you might as well forget it. They answer to no one. Their website does not feature an address, a phone number or an email address for contacting them. The Commission of Presidential Debates is two men and a few secretaries. The fact that they self identify as one Repubican and one Democrat provides little comfort considering their choices of partners, moderators and questioners. Their partners have included CNN and the MSN crew, both of whom are so in tank they'll need crying towels if Obama loses. This year the moderators have included Jim Leher, Gwen Ifill, Tom Browkaw and Bob Schieffer, bonfide liberals all. There has been no effort to choose a more centrist moderator like Chris Wallace or an equally conservative moderator like Brit Hume, who would at least provide some balance to what have clearly been liberal presentations of questions. We will see just how undecided their audience and myspace questioners are tonight. Watch and be your own judge.