Saturday, September 27, 2008

Presidential Debates, important or theater?

The first 2008 presidential debate was held in Mississippi, Friday, September 26th, 2008. The debates in current day America (United States of America) are rather insignificant. Their sole purpose is to provide headlines for the news media the next day in their game of gotcha. These debates also provide fodder for the talking heads on the Sunday morning talk shows and late night comedians. As for substance they are void of it. Most voters already know whom they vote for with or without these worthless debates.

At one time the debates were moderated by the League of Women Voters (LWV). However somehow the LWV were muscled out of the debates and replaced by the bias news media. These debates try to take on the importance of the Lincoln Douglas debates in 1858, but fail. They look for the well deliver one liners of the Ronald Reagan debates, however providing another failure.

Those who claim they will decide whom they will vote for based on the debates are only putting on a fa├žade as to try to lend legitimacy to their claim they are rational and deep thinkers concerning the election. However this is an important election for all voting age Americans. Please make sure to vote if you are eligible to vote.

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