It is hard to know where to begin when talking about the Republican debates.
I guess a good place to begin is acknowledging these “events” are not really debates. I think they are little more than unscripted episodes of reality TV.
Last night was more of the same, only in a larger and LOUDER dose - a non-informative cage match. We have seen and heard all the charges, claims and resulting insults before beginning with “debate” number 1.
I finally got bored after an hour and began reading a book on fly fishing. Really.
This morning I have been treated - not - to film clips of the most notorious/loud exchanges of claims and insults and the mouthpieces/talking heads representing each candidate claim their guy had a great night and won.
It is my understanding that next week there is to be yet another cage match. That’s right, we now have this crap weekly - I guess these cage matches are so entertaining the various networks are scrambling to make them part of regularly scheduled TV.
IMHO - this sh*t is embarrassing. But, I guess the quality of the race matches the quality of those people whose votes the candidates seek. We are watching these weekly wrestling matches taking on the form of the lowest common denominator - the sharp, insulting, street fighting elbows of Donald Trump.
In the final analysis, I think it won’t matter much - it will almost certainly be Trump versus a Democrat to be determined in November. The voters have justifiably decided they have for years been getting screwed/ignored and they have understandably decided it is going to take lobbing a grenade into the pit of power to change that - the grenade being Donald Trump.
For me, November can’t get here soon enough.