the coin toss, so he got the first question about the economic bailout bill.
It is T minus 54 and counting.
The vice presidential debate between Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Delaware Sen. Joe Biden will begin shortly. This is a moment that much of America has been waiting for since Palin was introduced as Sen. John McCain’s running mate.
There’s certainly been a flurry of conversation about tonight and whether Palin will be able to hold her own against Biden, a veteran lawmaker, or whether he’ll tickle his tonsils with his toes from too many gaffes.
Hopefully, the argument of whether moderator Gwen Ifill, a veteran and well-respected journalist, is impartial will be sushed, and people will focus on the real issues: Who is best to lead this nation.
Conservatives say that a book she’s writing, called “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama,” makes her a bad choice. Ifill says: “I’ve got a pretty long track record covering politics and news, so I’m not particularly worried that one-day blog chatter is going to destroy my reputation.”
Deborah Creighton Skinner is the editorial director of BlackEnterprise.com.