8:01 -- I think Charlie Gibson should wear his glasses. I like him better with his glasses.
8:05 -- I am really bored by these opening statements. Really I'm bored by the race, and have been for quite a while. Obama, Clinton, I'm kind of over it. One of them will be the nominee, and I think this thing has gone on for so long that I don't really care which one. That's probably a bad way to feel about it. And I'm sort of hoping this debate will snap me out of it and get me re-excited about at least one of them. But so far I still really don't care. Maybe after the commercial break, I will care again. If I don't care by 9:00, I'm going to watch the American Idol results show, because I do sort of care who wins that one. Sadly.
8:07 -- Why are they wasting time with quotes from the Constitution? Anyone who cares already knows the Constitution. Of course, Clinton and Obama's standard stump speeches are starting to feel just as old as the Constitution. I'm glad Gibson put his glasses on.
8:08 -- Good for Obama for volunteering to talk first here. It's a silly question about running mates, because everyone knows their answers are not going to be revelatory. "It's too early to talk about running mates when we don't have a nominee yet...."
8:09 -- I think Obama's people gave him a sleeping pill before the debate. He seems a little unfocused and low energy, more than I've seen him in the past.
8:10 -- Stop quoting from the Constitution. Or at least if you're going to do that, pull out some big piece of parchment or something like that, make it a whole big spectacle.
8:11 -- Clinton took that same sleeping pill. They are so much more fun when they're fighting. Calm candidates debating is boring, especially since they agree with each other about absolutely everything.
8:12 -- These questions are really long.
8:13 -- "wedge issues" -- I like that term, but have no idea what it means.
8:14 -- Clinton: "I am the granddaughter of a mill worker..." -- wait, is she John Edwards? I'm very confused. I haven't heard about her mill worker before. I really think my TV is only playing this debate back at about 85% speed, they're both really low energy.
8:16 -- Clinton is not answering this question about whether Obama can beat McCain, but why should she. I hope they press her on actually giving an answer to the question asked, but I bet they won't.
8:17 -- Oh, they did press her! And she said yes, she thinks Obama can win. Okay, and he thinks she can win. Great. But does anyone else think either of them will win if this thing goes on forever and they both die of exhaustion?
8:21 -- Clinton -- "my passion for empowering people" -- is this new? I haven't heard about that yet.
8:23 -- These questions are so long! I don't personally care that much about this Jeremiah Wright stuff. Maybe I should. I don't know.
8:24 -- I am really looking forward to the upcoming health care discussion, which I'm sure is coming, and I'm sure will be exactly like it was in all the other debates.
8:28 -- Lots of this Reverend Wright stuff.
8:32 -- Ooh, people don't think Clinton is honest and trustworthy. I wonder if she'll respond by saying she is honest and trustworthy!
8:33 -- Wait, what -- "I said some things that I knew were not in keeping with what actually happened." That is an AWESOME way to say "I lied" without anyone realizing you just said it! "Unfortunately, on a few occasions, I was not as accurate as I had been in the past." Again! Did she write these things out beforehand? Those are great.
8:41 -- I haven't heard anything about this guy who bombed things being Obama's friend. I think I tuned out for a second -- did this guy bomb something, or just make a statement supporting people who bomb things? I guess he didn't actually bomb things. Yeah, okay, he just talked about wishing bombers set more bombs. That's a little bad. I can't decide whether Obama is doing a good job or a bad job. I am so bored by this debate. This is really really boring. And I suspect that if they want to get into a "whose friends suck more" debate, Clinton's friends aren't awesome either.
8:44 -- Is Obama getting angry? Ooh, maybe this will get interesting. Or maybe it will remain boring.
8:45 -- Maybe they will come back after their commercial break, but I'm not so sure I will. Gosh. Okay, I will, but I think I will be asleep before this is over. Is anyone else watching this?
8:47 -- Man, what happened to Indians pitcher CC Sabathia? This is his third straight terrible start. Yes, I'm using the commercial break to check baseball scores.
8:48 -- Why are they bothering to advertise the sleeping pill Lunesta during the debate? The debate probably works even better. Actually, no, this makes sense -- anyone still watching this probably needs
a sleeping pill. Also, I want some free granola from Kashi. I think I'll go to Kashi.com and sign up.
8:51 -- Kashi's website is slow to load. I guess everyone else wants their free granola too.
8:52 -- I'm giving up. The Kashi commercial made me hungry, and I don't want to watch this anymore. Sorry. I'll leave it on in case anything interesting happens and blog some more.