Video: Americans sum up presidential debate before it happens

By Conor Friedersdorf

October 18, 2012

Asked who won the town hall between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, Los Angelenos were emphatic. The problem: the event hadn't yet happened.

The undecided voters at Tuesday's town hall in New York have been criticized for the worst of their questions, but credit them with this much: no one erroneously imagined that they'd seen the candidates debate the previous day. That gives them a leg up on the folks in the video below, who were stopped on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles for a segment on the Jimmy Kimmel show.

"Who won last night's debate?" they were asked.

The catch?

The debate wouldn't actually take place for a few more hours.

Read more at TheAtlantic.com.


By Conor Friedersdorf

October 18, 2012

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