A respectable crowd showed up for KSFR's first presidential debate-watching event of '08. But when I asked who among the audience was also in the same room for the same thing in '04, no hands went up. Why? No George Bush? No John Kerry? Forgone conclusion about this time? No interest (hardly, I think)?
Or was it expectation levels in the tank? Are these debates just political theater?
One audience member suggested we "fact check" the debate as it goes along. Good idea. We'll try to do that next time.
Meanwhile, here are some fact checks from the first debate at Fact Check dot ORG.