SORRY I'VE BEEN AWAY SO LONG, Joel.
AS PER OUR conversation this morning on the streets of BROOKLYN,
AND IN ANSWER to your request for more political blogging,
(A REQUEST YOU ARE ALONE IN MAKING)
HERE is a much better assessment of why my TWITTERING about the debate was ALL WRONG.
THAT MY COME-UPPANCE should come at the hands of PAT BUCHANAN is appropriately shaming.
AS I SAID IN FRONT OF THAT COFFEE SHOP, what we who refresh political blogs all day long forget is this:
THERE ARE A LOT OF DEMOCRATS who like but are still wary of Obama--FOR WHATEVER REASON--and are waiting for a cue that it's OK to support him.
CERTAIN FORMER PRESIDENTS are not giving them that cue, but apparently, on Friday night, OBAMA DID.
WHAT'S MORE, since I am used to McCain's unnerving blinkyness and weird, mad smiles, the fact that he did not end up screaming obscenities just made him seem like a statesman to me.
BUT I GUESS TO THOSE WHO DO NOT REFRESH POLITICAL BLOGS ALL DAY, his angry condescension seemed surprising, and unpleasant.
ALL THE MORE REASON we should step away from the blogs and get out into the world, especially those parts of the world known as battleground states.
I ALSO STAND BY the other statement I made in front of that coffee shop: I NEED SOME MORE COFFEE
That is all.