There is another political debate scheduled for tonight. I dread election year. Partly because of the inane commercials for all sorts of people who are up for election and partly because I don’t like the nasty campaigns. All I want are the facts ma’am! Just the facts. I don’t like what it does to people either.
I don’t discuss politics because it gets folks riled up. I do believe everyone should vote and work on issues that are near to their heart. As an animal-loving, retired female, I check out how candidates vote and I vote accordingly. I value my right to vote which some countries do not have.
What I find annoying are the folks who base their decisions on how candidates look or how they debate. From my perspective, neither attribute is on the top of the presidential skills list. Not saying they aren’t helpful and clearly both candidates can debate but newscasters who talk about debates as if they will decide the election frustrate me especially with flip-flopping poll scores.
We don’t judge candidates on their ability to dance and they attend tons of dinners with music. We don’t judge them on their language abilities which would be helpful. There are no tests on economic knowledge or the ability to simultaneously know and juggle everything that’s going on in the world. Those are far more important skills.
The debates are a cross between a circus and reality TV, neither of which I like. So what will the debates tell us? I am not sure but I have something recorded that I will need to watch instead. I can catch anything of interest on the thousands of news replays that will happen afterward or perhaps Saturday Night Live.