The town-hall presidential debate from Hofstra University on Lawn Giland a/k/a Strong Island was a barn burner! Much better than the last one — Barack Obama seemed like he finally got that nap he needed and Mitt Romney came out swinging. At Candy Crowley, mostly.
We know smart people will fact-check all their claims — but since we're too dumb — we'll cover the fun checking. Here are the 5 dumbest moments of the 2nd presidential debate:
1. Jeremy Epstein
Something about the geek who asked how he was going to get a job because his parents were worried captured our nation's imagination. Probably because everyone knows that regardless of how the economy does, Jeremy will move out of their basement in 2035. Besides, what is he worried about? Jeremy, didn't you get the memo that upon graduation you get a job running the media?
2. Uncommitted voters as TV stars
What a mopey bunch! And all get on-air facetime because they can't make up their minds? Maybe they can't make them up because they don't have minds? Gallup selected this puffy bunch and they all got free grub just for being wishy washy? Dear Thor — I performed comedy for over 15 years and now I see that instead of playing in countless comedy clubs that were so dirty my shoes stuck to the floor, I should have just lacked a political opinion.
3. Whole binders full of women
Romney, talking about filling posts in his cabinet, said "they brought me whole binders full of women!" Why bother making jokes about this when there's already a handy dandy hilarious Tumblr: bindersfullofwomen.tumblr.com
4. "Every woman in America deserves access to contraception" — Mitt Romney
Uh, really? Uh, OK. News to us.
5. Pizza Hut backtrack
Pizza Hut offered free pizza for life to anyone who asked one of the candidates what their favorite topping was during the debate. They got bad PR for this boneheaded idea and backed off. But really, maybe the answer to that very dumb question was exactly what would make those husky undecided voters finally decide.
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