I’m Sitting Out This Debate

Political junkie confession time: I have no interest in watching the debate this evening.

This primary season has been utterly disheartening, as has the political environment in general over the last 3 (or more!) years.

The debates are promoted like sporting events, with splashy graphics and pre- and post-game analysis, because apparently someone has determined that sports is the only thing that Americans can understand. The moderators and the networks are more interested in ratings than they are in helping voters understand the issues. Honestly, how much has anyone learned about any of the candidates in the previous two events? Close to absolute zero, I’d estimate.

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Winners and Losers in Last Night’s Debate

I woke up this morning with a massive debate hangover. So for a little tail of the dog I compiled this list of winners and losers in the second Presidential Debate.

Winners:

Losers:

  • The American People
  • Democracy
  • My dignity
  • Hillary Clinton’s dignity
  • Civilized discourse
  • Meaningful policy analysis
  • Every person who believes America is, was, or could be a great nation