Originally Posted by alnorth
Your drinking game says to drink when a candidate ignores the moderator's question. There's a reason why that rule is in there, politicians are NOTORIOUS for doing this, especially Romney and to a lesser extent, Obama. Lehrer asked Romney if he wanted to ask Obama a question about jobs, and Romney flatly ignored him and went on a big multi-minute oral screed without addressing Obama with a question.
...I thought you were talking about Obama and Romney as "participants" and that there was some new rule governing the debate that I didn't know about. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
But yes - they do like to completely ignore the question and go back to the same old talking points. It's obnoxious.