Elizabeth DiNovella

<span class="floatleft"><img src="http://www.progressive.org/images/staff/lizeditorweb.jpg" width="70"></span>Elizabeth DiNovella is Culture Editor of The Progressive. She writes about activism, politics, music, books, and film. She also produces Progressive Radio, a thirty-minute public affairs program hosted by Matthew Rothschild. Before working for The Progressive, DiNovella was the News and Public Affairs Director at WORT-FM, the community radio station of Madison, Wisconsin.<br>
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Debate Post Game

Moderator Jim Lehrer added to the football mentality when he laid the ground rules: there was a coin toss to decide who would speak first (Obama won the toss). But the crowd would not be a factor, as Lehrer declared no crowd noise would be allowed.

But the pre-game excitement was soon replaced by ennui. It was a lackluster debate.


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