Tonight on CNN at 5PM Pacific Time.
Well, here we are again, and finally down to two choices…
Next Tuesday is the BIG one.. The super-duper SUPER TUESDAY primary event!
Super Tuesday (2008), Super Duper Tuesday, Giga Tuesday, Tsunami Tuesday, and The Tuesday of Destiny are names for February 5, 2008, the day on which the largest-ever simultaneous number of state U.S. presidential primary elections will be held. Twenty-four states (including American Samoa) are scheduled to hold either caucuses or primary elections for one or both parties on this date.
Its all on the line (supposedly). The problem with that, is the best candidates for the job are no longer in the race. I wonder how people feel about being denied the opportunity to vote for their candidate of choice. I am frankly feeling totally cheated. We have had these final two candidates shoved down our throats my the MSM for a year now. No surprises.. I guess this was inevitable.
(By the way, this debate is sponsored by the Coal industry. Don’t expect much discussion about fighting global warming or cleaning up the air..)
Tonight’s debate will be moderated by Wolf Blitzer. If this debate is anything like the GOP debate last night, expect to see sparks and drama from the very first question. Every question put to the candidates will likely be framed in order to maximize to draw out the most contention, drama, and anything controversial or inflammatory that has been in the headlines for weeks for the full dramatic effect. Likely the first question will be to Obama: “Umm, Senator Obama, why was it that you snubbed Hillary Clinton last Monday night at the “State of the Union” address by not shaking her hand and saying hello, instead turning away to talk to Sen. McCaskill?” (Just you watch..)
In case you missed it.. Last night, one of the few questions to Mike Huckabee was something to the effect of: “Rush Limbaugh says that if you win the nomination you will destroy the Republican Party. Do you agree?”. Now, I don’t care for Huckabee either, but is that honestly debating the issues, or giving the candidate a fair shot??
DON’T expect to see substance or direct, clear, in-depth answers to issues that people wish to hear about in order to learn exactly what either of these candidates would actually DO. (At least we won’t have to see John Edwards sitting there being totally ignored while the other two duke it out..)
DO expect to see another undignified mud-fest, with arrows of accusation, misrepresentation, and insinuation being shot back and forth. CNN appears to be far more interested in the ratings.. They will make sure all the questions will be framed in a way that will benefit one of the candidates over the other. A spectator sport.. I frankly think they should just give them paint balls, squirt guns, boxing gloves, or a mud pit, and let them just have at it. At least it would make it a little more entertaining.. 😉
I am curious which candidate the questions will favor tonight? Who will the MSM crown the winner? I am sure they have already determined who they will be putting in the best light to give the greatest advantage..
These debates are squandering a good opportunity for Americans to learn what they need to know in order to make a clear, educated choice for the most important decision they will be making in 2008. This country is in serious trouble. It is time to get real.