One More Debate
If there is anything worse than the lack of quality Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates, it’s the lack of quality in Presidential debate moderators. Tomorrow is another chance to be proven wrong. There will be a debate on CNN tomorrow night at 8:00PM Eastern. Once again, I will be taking my ever-sharpened debating skills to Twitter. I don’t know why candidates have so many problems keeping their answers under one minute when I can keep my answers under 140 characters with hashtags added for effect.
I do not know who will be asking the questions on CNN, but here is a guideline they can use to look competent:
- Know the issues that affect the voters – People don’t want to know how many wives Newt Gingrich has had or how much money Ahmnodt Heare pays for a lap dance. They want the important issues: Jobs, the economy, and affordable entertainment.
- Realize that Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are not the only candidates on the stage. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are there too. I doubt they are taking time out of their busy schedules to go watch Mitt and Newt debate.
- Know something about the candidates on stage and use questions accordingly. If you’re going to ask the business man questions about economics, wouldn’t it make sense to ask the OB/GYN questions about health care? If I was debating, I would expect this former movie theater manager to be included in discussions about affordable entertainment.
If tomorrow night’s debate becomes yet another “Mitt and Newt Show” with a bunch of subjects that have nothing to do with running a country, I will take steps in getting people to boycott Time-Warner (CNN’s parent company). This includes Time, Warner Brothers (whom I’m already boycotting – damned Cinemafiosos), and Time-Warner Cable.
I anticipate that CNN will remember what professional journalism is all about tomorrow night when they host the debate. And that they will remember to include Buddy Roemer, Vermin Supreme, and Ahmnodt Heare in future debates so that Americans will have more choices (including a few that don’t suck.)
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