Thursday, September 22, 2011
TFP Column: Presidential Debates
There's another debate of Republican candidates for President today, which leaves me looking forward to the evening's festivities with much the same feeling that I would have if I had an appointment tonight to get a root canal ... without anesthetic.
Don't get me wrong, I think that the Republicans should do everything that they can to learn about those seeking the highest office in the land in the hopes that Obama can continue channeling Jimmy Carter and become a one-term President. That being said, someone ought to smack the news networks for turning such important opportunities to discover what nominees are made of into a sick parody of the Jerry Springer show.
While they're at it, someone ought to smack the candidates for allowing the media to treat them with such disrespect in venues largely reminiscent of a circus. Before it's all done, someone ought to smack the electorate around a bit for either not paying attention to what's going on, or encouraging this People magazine version of politics.
Before all of this corporal punishment is properly administered (Damn, where are the Jesuits when you need them?), what everyone ought to do is read my take on the current debate process on the TFP rather curiously titled, "Presidential Debates".
And when you're done catching up on the political world, you might even want to find out what's going on in Toledo and NW Ohio in the mid-week Star edition before reading Toledo's largest Sunday circulation and Ohio's Best Weekly Newspaper this weekend, the Toledo Free Press.