Lambert is graciously hosting a live blog tomorrow as he (and those of us with sufficient intestinal fortitude and/or prurient interest) watches the Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump presidential debate tomorrow evening.
Even though Lambert will be live blogging (as in providing commentary in real time), he’s going to do that in the Comments section, so that readers can react and follow the thread more easily. We think this will be far better than the usual approach of having the live blog be a post, and then having reader comments be visually distant from the running observations.
And to get your juices going, a question: What standards do you think will matter for who really “wins” the debate, as in does better with voters? Lambert and I come out of policy debate, which is a highly competitive school sport, and where the judges have norms for determining who wins, by awarding points for quality of arguments, use of evidence, meeting the burden of proof, delivery, etc. One visible frustration shared by Team Clinton and its many allies in the punditocracy is that many voters are ignoring what they think the rules should be, particularly that Trump routinely says things that are false, yet poll responses suggest that respondents don’t care all that much about how often Trump lies or wings it and gets it wrong.
Look forward to seeing you tomorrow night!