Some people call the televised Q&A sessions debates, but that’s not what we get. I don’t know much about the Lincoln Douglass debates, but I think letting each party take as much time as they want to address a particular subject is a great idea. With the charades called debates on television, we are being shortchanged.
Instead we get the John King kinds of questions like “When did you stop beating your wife”, or other nonsense like he used to try to knock Newt Gingrich off-balance. It didn’t work with Newt, and I don’t think it will work with Romney and Obama.
What we can look for is one question to Obama that says, “Do you agree that the economy is not improving even though it is not your fault?” Softballs are always reserved for the liberal candidate.
Look for a question to Mitt Romney that implicates the following, “Why do you hate women?” The landscape will not be conducive for the Republican candidate.
For these reasons, I have considered going to a movie, “2016”comes to mind, and recording the debate on DVR. That way I can listen to the candidate, edit out the network spin doctors’ blather, and digest what was said rather than what the media wants me to understand.
I will blog further on the first debate, but in the meantime I am in a waiting room at the car repair shop. Does my old Ford need a brake job, or not? How about the alignment? You cannot get out of a repair shop without spending at least five hundred dollars.
This car thing can take your mind of the debates.