In the course of examining the Edwards-as-VP selection, Greg goes off on what may be an entertaining tangent.
With the ticket settled, I think its time to begin turning a little attention to debates. The bigs will have their say, likely in three little-watched debates. Saturday Night Live may have a blast with them, but I'll reserve judgement till they air. Here in the blogosphere, I think its time to do things our way, however. One scenario I'll toss out here for consideration:
Pick two or three participants per side. I'd likely nominate myself, Kuff, Kevin, and erstwhile commentor Ulysses since there's a more or less equal opportunity for knowing each other's argumentation styles and ideological quirks some. Run the debate something like OpinionDuel.com does with a 4-day rotation whereby each participant gets a turn at leading off the debate with a challenging or pointed question to the other side. During the day, this post is followed by response by the opposition, a rebuttal by the initial side, and the last word by the opposition. Each contestant getting a turn at bat. Goal being to make the best case possible for either a Bush/Cheney ticket or a Kerry/Edwards ticket. The same plan can be carried out by one side apeice, but I think the more participants, the better ... up to perhaps 3 or 4 a side.