Welcome to Top Comments tonight, for our Debate Watch Party! I was not interested in writing an essay tonight, and I suspect most Kossacks aren’t that interested in reading an essay tonight. My night is all about the debate, watching our champion against ... their candidate. I am deeply impressed with how important this campaign is for the success of all of our down-ticket candidates, as well. I’m looking forward to a big night!

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 On to tonight’s comments! Very graciously compiled by multitasking brillig! (Please tip her if she stops in!)

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From Tamar:
A real "snap!" comment by Crystal Eyes. Perfectly tuned.
From ColoTim:
This by eXtina is the entry I wish to nominate, but to do it real justice you should take DrTerwilliker's comment before it and then this one. Just glad I wasn't drinking anything.
From blue aardvark:
In Kos' diary about re-introducing Romney, Gooserock shows how meta memes can suddenly turn against their friends and become enememes!
From voracious and Railfan:
I was just innocently sipping coffee when I clicked on llbear's response to my snarky reference to Ryan math. I can't stop laughing.
From EddieC:
In the fun views Swing State Babies by mjbleo is mjbleo's reply You are absolutely correct in your assessment, showing Romney having no fun at all.
From Cedwyn:
Debate fun, by Publius Cornelius Tacitus.
From tonight's host:
This comment by Trix really skewers Todd Akin!

Top Mojo for yesterday, October 2nd, first comments and tip jars excluded. Thank you mik for the mojo magic!
  1) I'll never forgive him for participating by Puddytat — 203
  2) He graduated from MSU - Making Shit Up.  nt by Bob Love — 195
  3) Bachmann is Queen of Something by JekyllnHyde — 192
  4) All of the recent chatter by clarknyc — 191
  5) Give your mama a hug from me! n/t by JeffW — 190
  6) Voters will give Obama benefit of the doubt. by jeepdad — 178
  7) I think they should do the operation based on by blue aardvark — 146
  8) Ann Romney, let me tell you what is hard by Im a frayed knot — 145
  9) he was hired... by tung sol — 138
10) Mittens: "What, No Empty Chair?" by JekyllnHyde — 132
11) Ju-Jitsu this ... make it impossible to impeach by Ptolemy — 125
12) I'll never forgive him for accepting MTP gig by kamarvt — 104
13) Well, Anne, by slackjawedlackey — 104
14) I am so happy the Obama team by gchaucer2 — 103
15) NBC has a problem alright. by sjburnman — 99
16) Having known Vile Rat... by KiTA — 94
17) David Gregory represents a great problem in our by elwior — 94
18) I would add a third point, by Aunt Martha — 94
19) Mamas Rock! by MidwestTreeHugger — 92
20) And he began with the nonsense about by elwior — 91
21) republicans wanted us to just start killing them by BoiseBlue — 91
22) Introspection.. by slackjawedlackey — 89
23) He (Powell) was on The Ed Show last night by Barbie02360 — 88
24) Mitt's advice: "Borrow money off your parents" by MichiJayJay — 87
25) I hope mama talks her friends into voting for by Mr SeeMore — 86
26) Not a surprise really by Shawn Russell — 83
27) Does anyone know what the latest poll numbers by mindara — 82
28) Thank you by it really is that important — 81
29) Ever seen a summer sunset in Colorado? by Sun dog — 81
30) Agreed. by angry marmot — 81

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