Dear PoP

A reader writes:

“Since the first Presidential debate is coming up a week from tomorrow, I am personally wondering what bars in the area will be showing the debate, especially since the first one falls on a Friday night. What do you think about having a thread with the question of whether they know of any good places posed to readers?”

Great idea. I received word that the Red Derby will “be showing the debates on the big screen at the Derby for the following dates”.

– Tuesday, October 7: Belmont University, Nashville, TN (town meeting format with questions from audience members on stage with candidates and additional questions via the Internet)

– Wednesday, October 15: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY (focused on foreign policy)

Vice presidential debate:
– Thursday, October 2 Washington University, St. Louis, MO (domestic and foreign policy)

So where will you be watching the debates, particularly the ones not shown at the Derby?

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  • For the Sept 26 foreign policy debate:

    – DC for Obama will host a watch party at Bohemian Caverns
    – Johns Hopkins’s SAIS will be hosting an NPR live broadcast and debate

  • Oh man I cannot wait for Biden to give Palin the oratory smack-down, its gonna be a good ol fashioned logic enema.

    My veepilf has a 1st name its P-A-N-D-E-R, my veepilf has a 2nd name is G-I-M-M-I-C-K, Cuz John McCain sure has a way with campaigns based on T&A.

  • Sadly, the Derby’s got it wrong. They changed everything around a few weeks ago, and now the foreign policy debate is 9/26. Might be worth posting for your readers.

    September 26, 2008: Presidential debate with foreign policy focus, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

    October 2, 2008: Vice Presidential debate, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

    October 7, 2008: Presidential debate in a town hall format, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

    October 15, 2008: Presidential debate with domestic policy focus, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

  • I know this blog isnt political but how bout a POP Poll Obama v Mccain? I mean is anyone reading this blog a republican?

  • I’m a conservative southern democrat, that might be as close as we come. Then again I don’t make enough money to be a republican.

  • Some of us are (Northeastern) Republicans, but they are few and far between in D.C. Not a fan of the hard-right SoCons.

    Anyplace besides the Derby showing it? Maybe Busboys?

  • I tend to vote Republican and the person who introduced me to this site does as well.

  • Flipflopirate, unfortunately Biden has to hold back or he will be accused of sexism and what not and then even more people go for Palin.. I mean.. for Mccain… (did you all see how some polls show 20% of more women now support the Mccain ticket.. unbelievable). Then again, even if Biden just sat there and said nothing, Palin should be fully cabable of making herself look like an idiot.. I don’t how she does that but she does..

  • Also, unfortunately, Biden will give detailed, nuanced, and thoughtful answers. These just don’t play well in the electoral climate. Palin will say roughly ‘bomb, kill, America love it or leave it’ which will play well.

  • “Biden will give detailed, nuanced, and thoughtful answers”

    Or he could say something incredibly dumb. Like he does weekly.

    Not that Palin is the sharpest tool in the shed. The VP debates will look like a slow-child boxing match.

  • Actually the dates posted at the Derby are correct..Not sure why the old dates are on here..

  • Prince Of Petworth

    It’s from the email you sent me.

  • Oh Snap!

    …and yah biden is a bit gaff prone. I’m just hoping whatever dumb thing he says (and he will eventually say somethin reaallllly dumb) is benign enough that it becomes quaint media fodder that propels the campaign much in the way McCains choice of an unexperienced far-right war hawk with mammary glands has unexplainably propelled the republicans.

    (…at least we dont havta decide between the Fingerlicans and the Tastycrats

  • Join National Public Radio and the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studie s (SAIS) for a viewing party of the first presidential debate–which will focus on foreign policy–and follow-up discussion!

    Michel Martin, the host of NPR’s “Tell Me More,” and Tom Gjelten, NPR’s intelligence and national security correspondent, will host the viewing party and discussion from SAIS’s Kenney Auditorium on Friday night, September 26th from 9 p.m. to midnight.

    We’ll get a chance to hear what the candidates have to say and then we want to hear from you! The post-debate discussion will be broadcast live on NPR Member stations nationwide.

    Here is the planned schedule for the evening:
    Friday, September 26
    8:30 p.m. – Doors Open
    9 to 10:30 p.m. – Viewing of televised debate
    10:30 to 11 p.m. – Informal off-air discussion with Michel Martin, Tom Gjelten and SAIS audience
    11 p.m. to midnight – Live on-air post-debate dialogue with SAIS audience and callers from around the country

    We ask that if you accept this invitation that you stay for the entire program, as it is especially important that we have a sizable crowd from SAIS for the LIVE NPR post-debate discussion that will air nationally from 11 p.m. to midnight.

    Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Please send your RSVP to [email protected].

    Light refreshments will be served.

    SAIS Kenney Auditorium
    Nitze Building
    1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
    Washington, D.C.

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