posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 01:56 PM
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
I don't think I could smoothly repeat what was being fed to my ear
I wouldnt think that would be why she was given an earpiece, to feed her answers to specific questions I mean.
I would think it would be to direct her not to answer a question, as she did several times, simply refused to answer the question asked and announced
she was going to talk about something else.
I think the moderator did a terrible job. I would have interrupted her, and pressed the point. (Though admittedly I do not know the rules of debate
as they outlined them and perhaps the moderator could not do that.)
As someone else said, any one can give a speech, and if you refuse to answer the questions and just read from prepared material, you are giving a
speech, not participating in a debate.
All that said, she did better than I thought she would. The technique worked in that she was not bumbling all over the place making incoherent
statements. I just was not impressed by her refusal to answer off the cuff and her continual return to her talking points.
Granted, Biden did a bit of deflecting as well. No question. Neither one of them wanted to answer the question about what their party would have to
give up in terms of campaign promises in light of the economic meltdown. Biden admitted some things had to be "slowed down" but then he quickly
moved off topic. Palin just refused to go there at all.
You can pinpoint it more easily by reading the transcript.