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Townhall Format

This was a lousy format for everyone.   Bill Kristol just made the point that a real Townhall, unlike the Brokaw version, might have produced some interesting questions that would have allowed the characters of the candidates to come through. Interestingly, the last question (which I called wackey) showed McCain to make the important point that no president knows what he’s going to face, which is precisely why character is so important.