The questions will be so insanely stupid, that all sentient Americans watching will be scratching their collective heads. If this were my debate drinking game posting, I’d have you take a drink for all questions posed which would make you believe the moderator had an IQ lower than the percent chance that Lindsey Lohan will go one full year without performing some court ordered community service. That’s mean of me, I know, better call in sick for Thursday now. This prediction is not bold however. Every four years, there are four evenings in October in which I end up throwing things at the telly, wondering how the talking heads managed to graduate high school, and then I realize suddenly, the state of our public education system.
The questions will start and end with a premise that basically says the more conservative candidate is anywhere from amusingly foolish to a down right evil radical who belongs in one of Joseph Stalin’s gulags. Look for something like this, “Governor Romney, given the irrefutable evidence that global warming is a reality and that the debate has been declared over by such great scientific minds as Al Gore and Ban Ki Moon, how could you possibly continue to hold your obviously mindless position that economic considerations be given any thought at all when compared with the impending doom of bazillions of innocent lives?”
During the debate, watch for questions from the audience, which look suspiciously like Democrat Party Plants, even though we will be given every assurance that they were all previously screened and certified to be, “uncommitted voters.” In years past we have all heard the pointed questions proffered up with an accusatory tone by that, “randomly selected,” individual, for instance asking George H.W. Bush in 1992 how exactly he was affected by the recession. A recession by the way that stands as the softest experienced since the Depression of the 1930′s. As it turns out, that particular woman was not an uncommitted voter as advertised, but a Clinton campaign staff worker who was planted in the audience with the foreknowledge of the CBS team moderating the debate. Thanks to Al Gore’s internet, these fraudsters are easier to identify in a much quicker manner.
After the debate, look for every person appearing on television to claim victory for the candidate that they personally are there to speak for. Look also for focus groups galore to declare that the candidate that matches the bias of which ever network they appear on to have won handily. (This means that Fox will declare Romney the winner, and everyone else will call it for the Bamster.) In as much as the talking heads will identify for us the clear winners and losers, as if we were incapable of determining that for ourselves, history will have its final say which will bear no resemblance at all to the banal analysis spoon fed to us on debate night.
Here is the new meme of how Bush 43 actually won in 2000, despite the fact that the talking heads at the time told us that Al Gore clearly won every single debate.
By the way, George W. Bush defeated Al Gore because Americans found that his policy positions reflected by and large their core principles closer than Al Gore’s did. He won those debates due to his ability to articulate those positions more concisely than Al Gore, and in a language spoken by Americans at large.
Question: What do Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Al Gore, and John Kerry all have in common. They were unanimously declared to be debate winners, and all given the inside advantage to win the Presidency by the talking heads lending us their expert analysis on the network news shows.
look for dishonesty emanating from every exhalation of Barack Obama that he sends past his vocal cords. He will tell us that 4 Million private sector jobs have been created on his watch, that the free market system’s failure was the primary cause of the current economic mess, that his health care bill will help solve our budget problems, that increasing tax rates will help pay down the national debt, that his budget proposal will save $4 Trillion, and then he’ll be warmed up. Watch for Mitt Romney to pounce on those obvious fibs, hopefully with the same brutal force that he showed Newt Gingrich.
Expect a disproportionate number of questions focusing on supposed women’s issues. This is a major Obama campaign theme, and the economy, falling GDP, national debt, deficit, and all else will take a back seat to making Mitt Romney seem like the evil Bond Villain too cheap to kick in a ten spot monthly in order to enable Sandra Fluke her consequence free lifestyle.
Note to Mitt Romney: Just state that you wish Sandra Fluke the very best of health in what ever she wishes her lifestyle to be, just don’t expect all of America to pay for the fun that she should be providing for herself. In that regard, I personally agree with that Clinton brain child, don’t ask, don’t tell.
On the one hand, the debates are important in that this will be the first time that the challenger is seen on the same stage and venue as the incumbent President. America will see for the first time, if they have never actually heard Mitt Romney speak whether or not his views on a plethora of issues are as far out there as the Twilight Zone as they have been told. By and large, those who are already decided on a candidate will not be swayed, no matter what happens. If there are any Americans who have still not made up their minds, they will either have their preconceptions of Mitt Romney confirmed or disproven on Wednesday evening. That, beyond any of the positions taken by the candidates will determine who wins and who loses.