Veep Debate Compared to Ali-Frazier AP

For Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, it was the “Thrilla in Manilla,” an epic boxing match in 1975 that was one of the most savage bouts in history. For Joseph Lieberman and Dick Cheney, it was the “Thrill in the ‘Ville.” At least that’s the way host Centre College saw Thursday’s vice presidential debate. There were people opposed to something – new Interstate highways, sweatshops, cruelty to animals, gun violence, the death penalty, abortion. A few favored things, notably manned exploration of Mars. “The time has come to go to Mars,” said Lyle Kelly of the Mars Society. “Mankind seems to do its best when we have a challenge.”