Our first Presidential debate! What did you think? I watched it on CNN. They had this weird graph thing at the bottom of the screen. With different colored lines they monitored the opinions of Conservative viewers, Liberal viewers and independent viewers. I didn't know this because I turned the debate on a little late. The first thing I saw was a silent blinking John McCain and a flat red line beneath him. I thought it was his EKG.
The lines would rise and fall depending on how the viewers felt about what they were hearing. I don't know if such instant feedback is good. Can you imagine being one of the candidates seeing this in real time? As a line drops on what your saying you might be tempted to change what you're saying in mid sentence. I see a video sketch coming on!