I missed last night’s debate, and while I wait to try to find a transcript, I’ve got the New York Times to give me a summary. It certainly doesn’t sound like I missed much. Obama and Clinton played it cool with each other. Biden didn’t say much of anything (although, despite the number of words that come out of his mouth, he rarely does). Kucinich and Gravel were allowed to speak honestly, because they know no one is going to vote for them anyway. Edwards used the word “highfalutin.” Whoopty doo.
All the while they’re talking about the eight Democratic candidates, and I feel like someone’s missing. I’m counting each candidate I can remember on my fingers as I continue reading. And then, three quarters of the way down the page, I finally hit the sentence: “Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut also took part in the debate.” And that’s it! That’s all that was written about Dodd! Did the man say anything at all??? Did they put him in the corner of the room with some Lincoln Logs at the beginning of the debate and just tell him to keep himself busy?
I’m not going to vote for the guy, and I never was, but seriously, how come this guy gets less respect than Rodney Dangerfield?