Podiums Lost

Sorry to focus so much on logistics, but does anyone else find this McLaughlin group seating arrangement really awkward? Biden remained sitting as he answered an audience member’s question. Hillary stood up. Obama stood up, too, to rebut a remark by Hillary. At one point, Kucinich stood up and then sat down again when he realized Blitzer wasn’t going to let him speak. Richardson stood there for an uncomfortably long beat, raising his hand, then sat down. I also fear too many people will now vote based on how and whether the candidates cross their legs. God invented lecterns for a reason.