Before the first debate, I joked in the blog about the podiums being large enough to hold a prompter. But life proves, once again that it is stranger than anything I can dream up.
"According to rumors racing across the Internet this week, the rectangular bulge visible between Mr. Bush's shoulder blades was a radio receiver, getting answers from an offstage counselor into a hidden presidential earpiece. The prime suspect was Karl Rove, Mr. Bush's powerful political adviser." - NY Times
Guess he couldn't fit in the podium. At any rate, there is a good chance tonight that Kerry will pat down the president before the debate. Watch carefully when they shake hands to see if Kerry's hands wander to the Presidents back.
Also, if you are thinking that Kerry has a prompter - watch him when he answers a question about abortion. If he says that he is pro-choice. Period. Then he has a prompter. If he says that he understands the religious connotations behind the question and that blah blah blah - and goes on for more than two minutes - then he is either not being prompted or is not listening to his prompter.