Our latest presidential debate proves once again that we are looking at style over substance. Americans are getting darn used to that. Today a person is much more likely to see ABC's Nightline news show cover Dancing With The Stars rather than the war in
Any real news is getting harder to find on actual news shows.
So it was no surprise that the candidates in last night’s debates were not graded on their clarity of issues or their honesty. There were fact checkers, but no one really cared that both candidates fudged numbers to get ahead. It is all about who uses eye contact, who looks more presidential, and who looks more concerned about the common people in the audience.
Issues are almost a thing of the past. No one seems to care what these candidates will do with that office. No one cares what all these policies really mean and absolutely NO ONE cares about the ideology of these two people.
President Barack Obama won the debate, but that doesn’t really mean he will gain much in the polls. His policies don’t matter to people, his personality does. It is like picking the next waitress to work in a restaurant, not someone to run a country.
So overall the debate was a waist of time and not really much use to any serious voters, if there actually are any serious voters.
As with today’s culture, the debate was about being technically savvy while being simple, shallow and trite at the same time. The trick was to sound like a person of authority while saying almost nothing at all. -សតិវ អតុ
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