All the water has left the shore

You know how before a tidal wave, all the water goes out to sea?  It’s bizarre and frightening and tells you that something really, really bad is about to happen.  That’s how this morning feels to me.  There’s _nothing_ happening.  I don’t mean to be flip as, of course, the entire world’s financial markets are in major crisis.  But politically, there’s nothing happening.  Yes, polls came out yesterday showing Obama up in swing states.  Yes, McCain is playing dirty.  Yes, Palin’s doodles are out.  But this morning, there’s nada afoot.  And why is that?  Because the debate is on tonight.  Or quasi debate.  The town hall, the side by side press conference, the Presidential play date (to quote Brian Williams’ wife) is on tonight.  Here are the details:

When:  October 7, 2008 (that would be today)  9 pm Eastern

Where:  Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Moderator:  Tom Brokaw

Format:  Town Meeting

  • Questions have been submitted in advance.  Audience members may not vary from the approved questions.  Neither audience members nor moderator may ask follow up questions. 

The moderator in this one seems like a ceremonial post to me.  What are your thoughts?  Will it get ugly?  Will McCain find a way to bring up Ayers?  Will Obama bring up Keating?

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