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October 16, 2012 3:53 PM Pre-Debate Hiatus

By Ed Kilgore

So I’m suspending blogging for the afternoon, but will be back between 8:00-8:30 EDT for a preview of the debate, to be followed by live-blogging and then some analysis. Please feel free to use the comment thread here to make your own observations and predications about the debate.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • Madeleine Begun Kane on October 16, 2012 6:05 PM:

    Pre-Debate Limerick
    By Madeleine Begun Kane

    Which lies will Mitt tell us tonight,
    While disguising the fact he's far right?
    Will the Prez call Mitt out
    When he fibs in this bout?
    He had better. The polls are damn tight.

    Pre-Debate Limerick

  • cwolf on October 16, 2012 6:48 PM:

    If I'm Obama on stage tonight, my plan is simple,.
    I wear a little xtian cross right next to my flag lapel.