Why are they so boring?Friday, February 22, 2008 at 10:46 | Posted in Election, Politics, USA | 8 Comments
Tags: clinton, obama
I was just watching this clip of last night’s debate between Obama and Clinton where they speak about their differences. Sort of, anyway. Both of them talk for about two minutes without actually saying very much. Sure, both of them deliver a couple of witty remarks about each other but other than that, there is little or no content.
If I had never heard a word about either of them and this clip were the only message from both of them before I would have to make a choice, my choice would probably be not to vote for either of them. I would probably feel the same after watching a random two minute sound bite by McCain, for that matter. This is not politics, this is cheap entertainment.
And not very good entertainment either. Although I was drinking the second cup of my breakfast coffee while watching, I almost fell asleep during Hillary’s two minutes, just to briefly pay attention as she finished and Obama started to talk me back to dozing off. Why are they so boring?
Do Americans want a boring president? Do they want somebody who is readily able to make a bad joke about their opponent rather than addressing the issues? I doubt that they do.
Why then? Why do they seem to be making the best they can to scare off anybody who might be interested in what they actually have to say?