I knew there was a Republican Presidential debate in Iowa today, and I’d intended to watch it and set up a group live-blog in the Forum as we’ve done for past debates. I checked the time and saw that it was 8:00 eastern, so I was looking forward to the event this evening. Then, to my surprise, I saw that the debate had already occurred–it apparently started at 7 a.m. in Iowa.
I’m not sure why anyone would schedule a debate at 7:00 on a Sunday morning, unless the idea was to make sure hardly anyone would see it. For those who did see it, I’ve set up a topic thread here, in the Election 2008 Forum. We’ll be curious to hear how you think it went.
UPDDATE: Here is SJShooter’s evaluation in the Forum:
Here is my overall impression: Giuliani had the most memorable lines, was best at mixing his own experience into his answers, and was really sharp when picking apart the Democratic field. He is so incredibly quick on his feet in this setting (no doubt from his years as a US attorney, et. al.) that he is able to hit for extra bases on many of the questions. He is also the only candidate who comes across as viewing the Democrats