Won’t be on Twitter at the next Leader’s Debate
There have been 1500 tweets with the #leadersdebate hashtag over the last 2 hrs this morning. I’ve downloaded them using The Archivist and attached for your delectation.
Next Thursday I’ll be switching the phone off and disabling my wireless router and simply watching the debate on the telly.
Last night the great British wit was out in force as comments about the colour of ties, whose neck looked best on HD and whether Clegg should have had his hand in his pocket, gushed forth from thousands of viewers intent on making their feelings felt in real time.
One chap I follow felt it was too much of a distraction, and I must admit I’m at a loss to really say who presented the best political argument.
So is this the way we should decide who we vote for? Letting the PR gurus and spin doctors fight it out back stage?
Nick Clegg certainly came across as the nicer bloke, and his campaign has had much impetus from Vince Cable being such a voice of reason and highly regarded political figure.
But I didn’t hear much policy or promises coming from any of the leaders.
Lots of carefully crafted examples of where they’d met “real” people and identified with “real” issues, but where was the heated debate we get to see at Prime Minister’s question time?
Looking forward with gusto to next week.
Let me know who says what on Twitter the next day!