I didn't watch the debate, but I did get to shake Al Franken's hand last night!
I gather there were no surprises.
Two men enter! one man leaves! What if we had weekly debates the way they do in British Parliament? These guys make our "debates" look like kindergarten: Prime Minister Gordon Brown vs leader of the opposition, David Cameron.
The power of television debates became apparent withNixon vs. Kennedy in 1960: TV debates begin to change politics in the U.S. Isn't there an uncanny familiarity in the rhetoric? This one sounds familiar as well:
Batman vs. The Penguin!
And what about these competitions?
Ziyi Zhang or Michelle Yeoh?
rap battle of the search engines!
Rap battle of Mac vs PC!
A rap battle translated into high school debate style
Fred Astaire vs Gene Kelly (thanks, fresca!)
Lion or Tiger?