Last night’s vice-presidential debate was “spirited,” according to National Public Radio. The Los Angeles Times called it “lively.” From my vantage point, it was neither.
I spoke last night to more than 600 Texas Tech students in Lubbock, Texas. I was asked to address the faith of the candidates: is Barack Obama a Muslim? Can a Christian vote for a Mormon? I made a brief presentation, reserving most of the time for questions. When I’ve spoken at this event in the past, Q&A went far beyond the time allotted; on one occasion I talked to students for 90 minutes after the service concluded.