Author: Will Wilkinson

Vice President for Research at the Niskanen Center

19 thoughts

  1. I find Obama’s face quite funny whenever McCain attacks him. He smiles, gently, and looks down, since he’s expecting it.

  2. Honestly, Will, I don’t know how you can do this. I couldn’t even make it two questions before I had to turn it off out of sheer disgust.

    1. Will, I certainly don’t share your idealogy, but this was fucking hilarious.
      I was reading the internets and thought everyone had gone crazy.
      At least it was more substantive than the VP debate, which isn’t sayin’ much!

  3. “planetariums”?
    For shame.
    Debate liveblogs come in two varieties: those that attempt to summarize the events, presumably because the reader lives in a cave and this one shining blog is their only conduit to the events; and those that represent a running commentary of the blogger’s reactions. The former style is a terrible error.
    This is the only liveblog I’ve found that has the trappings of a summary but is actually commentary. Good show!

  4. “This election’s over unless he murders and eats the flesh of a child on live television”
    And not a moment too soon, since I really need to go wash my hair.

  5. Chris Yeh – Palo Alto, CA – Chris Yeh has been building Internet businesses since 1995. He is the VP Marketing for PBworks, the world's leading provider of hosted collaboration solutions. PBworks serves over 85,000 businesses, including 1/3 of the Fortune 500. Previously, he was the first investor in and interim CEO of Ustream.TV, which provides an open and distributable platform for live interactive online video. He also helped start numerous other companies, including Symphoniq Corporation, TargetFirst, and Juno Online Services and FarSight Financial Services (divisions of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.). Chris is an active angel investor and advisor to a wide array of startups ranging from network equipment makers to vertical search engines. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Harvard Business School Technology Alumni Association (HBS Tech:, the co-chair of SD Forum's Startup SIG ( and the author of the popular blogs, Adventures in Capitalism (, and Ask The Harvard MBA ( Chris earned two degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar.
    Chris Yeh says:

    Best commentary ever!
    I’m glad you had the stomach to watch the whole thing so I didn’t have to. The parts I listened to in the car were cringeworthy, though I agree that Obama won.

  6. Will, we honor your service.
    When whoever wins comes around asking for more sacrifice, you can point to these commentaries and show them that you’ve done your duty and created more public goods than they ever will!

  7. “This election’s over unless he murders and eats the flesh of a child on live television.”
    No no, thats what it would take for Congress to impeach Bush!

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