Saturday, July 28, 2007
Republicans Ought to Pass On You Tube "Poli-tainment"
Well yeah - I pretty much agree with the Republicans on this one.
Let's demand they debate the real issues folks, and stop with the "poli-tainment" of You Tube types of spectacles and glitz.(Poli-tainment = which I equate with making politics into some sort of Commercial TV reality show devoid of serious or deep content and designed to reach the masses with watered down drivel and pop culture appeal).
The CNN You Tube Democrat debate was very dumb and bordered on juvenile.
I mean c'mon questions from snowmen ?
What's next sock puppets?
or maybe Geico cavemen?
Many of the videos really showed a lack of seriousness or intelligence and the candidates did not really get to answer most of the questions in detail, nor did they all get to respond to many of the questions.
I found it to be a waste of time and quite an embarrassment to American politics in general.
If this is the best that "the people" can deliver in "the people's debate" then it is obvious why we are in the mess we are in today in this country.
I would like to see some very structured serious debate on serious issues with ALL of the candidates included, not just the "front runners", with time for them to debate one another. We can have questions from "the people" without it turning into a circus.
Otherwise why not just have Matt Groening draw out the characters and have a Simpson's style debate for the masses?
Or perhaps we can have the candidates run for office ala American Idol or Dancing with the Stars? Yes, let's pair up Mitt Romney with Heather Mills or Hillary Clinton with Apolo Anton and have them do some dancing in ball gowns and tails.
And by the way - I think we have all seen enough of Hillary's cleavage. Someone tell her to please cover up because a Pamela Anderson she is not. Otherwise we could also have Rudy Giuliani, et al, sport open shirts with chest hair showing and "some bling" and that would totally be gross.
Anyone ever hear the phrase "less is better"?