At 6PM SL time on Wednesday October 3rd was the first of three debates between Romney and Obama in the US Presidential Election. It could be seen in two places in Second Life. One was Cafe Wellstone at Pini (56, 78, 45) a hangout for people advocating liberal and progressive causes, and naturally were inclined to support President Obama. Among the people there was CNN iReporter Any1 Gynoid. Most of the audience who stated so remarked they were watching MSNBC.
were a number of comments there, such as how Obama has aged in the past
four years. Someone wondered if a bingo card should be made up with key
words, and the appropriate square checked when it was uttered. More
frequent were comments praising the President and not just saying the
opposition wasn't as good, but clearly questioning their motives and
goals, "Barack is one of the finest Americans ever born. He saved the
country after the Republican wrecking crew. ... Every time Republicans
win the White House, it's a criminal exploitation of the US economy,
start wars, enrich (their) buddies, destroy industries." "(Romney)'s so
full of crap already." "He's lying like crazy." "Quit selling out
resources to China." "Middle Class Mortgage Deduction - GONE!" "Mittens
is a moron."
180, 198, 23). The humans and furs were watching coverage streamed in from FOX News. Among them was East Coast Conservative's Hatton Hunghi.
they had the opposite position of the people at Wellstone, criticizing
Obama and complementing Romney. "This from the commentary on The Iowa
Republican blogsite: Comment From Todd, 'Apparently the President is
taking this debate as seriously as he did his Daily Intelligence
Briefings.' " "LIAR!" "Oh em gee, hilarious." "Exxon employs 82,000
people ... and does me more good than this President." "Obama is just
repeating his speaking points and getting called to the mat for it." "GO
Following the debate at the RPSL
building, most thought the challenger came out ahead, "Romney should be
carrying a broom right now, he swept the floor with him." CNN, streamed by neither location, declared Mitt Romney the winner.
There will be two more Presidential debates, and one Vice-Presidential one.