The Big Show = The Presidential Debate
It's so hard for me to wrap my brain around the idea that this close to the election there are people who are still "undecided".
I mean, I get people who don't like their choices, believe me, I truly get that. But simply "not sure" which one they'll vote for? I'm trying to open my mind to that.
Frankly, for me the debates are like watching one of those sick reality shows, or like watching a train wreck - I know it's going to be ugly but I can't turn away.
Whether the candidate I'll vote for does "well" or does "poorly", "wins" or "loses" a debate, will not change my vote in the least. Just like I don't choose who to vote for based on a shiny flyer in my mailbox, or a television or radio commercial.
I do wonder, for those undecided, does a debate raise questions in their minds? Does it spark them to go research a candidate's stand, plan or ideas on a subject? Or do they just form an opinion based on 90 minutes of repetitive banter?
I will state my opinion that Jim Lehrer had zero control over that debate. It was almost humorous the way the candidates bowled him over. Peter Shankman tweeted, "Jim Lehrer handled the room tonight like a high school substitute teacher with laryngitis." *snort* I do curiously get a kick out of watching twitter explode during these things.
I'm not debating parties, candidates or votes here, but I am curious:
Are you still undecided? Or has your mind been made up for some time now? Does a debate have the power to sway your vote?