“Scoring” the Debate

Megan is working on a piece for Campaign Desk for later today about post-debate coverage/analysis. How much of it do you think looked something like that Gary Markstein political cartoon in yesterday’s New York Times “Week in Review?” (I can’t find the cartoon online to link, so:)

Man watching debate: “Are you scoring the candidates on their responses?”


Woman watching debate, with notepad and pencil: “Yep. Best quip, zinger, sound bite and who’s more likable…”


Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.