July 24th, 2007
12:58 PM ET
7 years ago

Disappearing act

The CNN/YouTube debate stage is nearly deconstructed.

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (CNN) Right before my eyes, the stage from last night’s CNN/YouTube Democratic presidential debate is disappearing.

Stage hands and engineers got to work about 11 p.m. ET last night and 13 hours later, their task continues.

Right now the stage is 80% deconstructed. And that’s not all. The miles of cables and wiring that CNN put down for the debate is also being ripped out and packed up. By later today the Mark Clark Field House here on the Citadel campus will return to what it once was, as basketball arena.

- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

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  1. Bob Flabbi, New Port Richey, Fl.

    After viewing last nights Question and answer session,( fake debate ) I have the answer to the IED problem in Iraq. The way some of those people dodged those questions Gen. Patreaus can use a few of them to lead convoys thru Baghdad.

    July 24, 2007 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  2. Ed, Holland, Michigan

    Body language? Who even cares? Give me someone with the moral fortitude and backbone that will stand up for the issues that shape the lives of the people, someone who belives that we're created in the image of God, and someone who believes that life without God is a dead end.

    July 24, 2007 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  3. Amy - TN

    Is there some reason why CNN thinks the deconstruction of a stage is news? What the hell, is it a slow day in newsville? sheesh

    July 24, 2007 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  4. Jack Jett

    CNN can play You Tube games from now on. However, as long as you have neocon "analyst" (?) like David Grange, you are going to be a Fox TV wannabe.

    EVERYONE knows he is a mouthpiece for Bush. He just said, "I would rather attack anyday than withdraw". DOESN'T THAT SUM IT UP?

    I love that he and Ms Phillips are discussing the war and how to get out of it. They were the cheerleaders in the early days, I hardly think we should be taking advice from these folks

    Jack Jett

    July 24, 2007 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  5. Bernadette, Charleston, SC

    The name of the facility is McAlister Fieldhouse. The crews were on campus for several days, and they can't get the name of the venue right?

    July 24, 2007 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  6. phil

    why is this "stage deconstruction" news? i dont get it. maybe i missed something

    July 24, 2007 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  7. Rick in L.A.

    ...and in other news, it's raining in Seattle, humid in New York, George W. Bush claims he did not dodge the draft and Barry Bonds did not do steroids.

    July 24, 2007 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |