Longtime Boise Weekly opinion columnist Ted Rall published his comments on Wednesday night's first presidential debate on his blog tedrall.com. Among his comments:
There is something awkward and indeed strange about receiving detailed economic plans for the first time in oral form. What are we, the citizens of a society based on oral tradition? There is this little thing called the Internet. Why don’t the two sides post the details of, for example, their economic plans online months before the debates? Let the media, experts, the Congressional budget office, etc., analyze the plans so that they have been fully synthesized by the public before the two candidates meet.