Hertzberg Agrees With Me, Kind Of

On McCain-Obama unmoderated debates:

Obama’s biggest advantage, even bigger than all that no-strings Internet money, is that the policies he advocates are far more appealing than McCain’s. A face-to-face, man-to-man debate, unsullied by preening moderators determined to prove their toughness and boost ratings, would almost have to focus on policy.

If the unmoderated format is a hang up, I’d suggest putting together a panel of experts to ask questions of the candidates. But any occasion to point out, face to face, the policy differences between himself and McCain can’t be bad for Obama this cycle.