The people who love me have asked me to stop watching things like the GOP debates. I throw things, and apparently it can get ugly. Who knew?
They didn’t tell me I can’t watch the clips afterwards, or listen to the livetweet commentary. Sometimes I even participate, when direction observation of the inanity is not required. Like fruit.
You had to be there.
A few observations after the fact.
1. There is only one candidate who has the actual ability to get through a debate. Every single one of them appears to have sidestepped, ignored, misunderstood, or just plain fumbled their questions, and badly. Only Romney acted like a grown up in the room, with the rest falling into childish bickering and word salad. I disagree with much of what the GOP stands for, but I expect their candidates to be able to hold a conversation.
2. Rick Perry needs to stop calling people Brother unless he’s actually related to them. Sorry, gov, but that just looked and sounded racist. You only called the black guy brother.
3. Michele Bachmann needs a stylist. The Neru jacket in a western political venue looks less idealistic and more science fiction bad guy. I don’t think that’s the look you were going for. Combine with the excess makeup and severe hair? Not a look I want to see on my tv machine for four years. Is it fair? No. Get over it.
4. Herman Cain needs to hire some experts. 999 is not a plan, it’s a series of digits. If you can’t explain it, you can’t implement it. If you have to say, read the material, it’s not working. If you have to compare economies to fruit, you’re losing. It was stupid. It made no sense whatsoever. Bad analogy, bad communication. Hire someone. As a former executive, you should know that someone in your position needs expert advice from people who specialize in their field. Find them. Pay them. You have the money.
5. Rick Santorum just looks sad and like he needs a nap. Time to call it in.
6. Ron Paul. Ron Paul… what can you say? He could be a reasonable candidate if he didn’t have a few nonsensical ideas, like unwavering faith in the perfection of a so-called pure free market, and his disapproval of mandatory vaccinations for children, (herd immunity, doctor?) or his absolute rejection of abortion even to save a woman’s life.
I predict Romney will win the nomination when the rest of the group trips over their collective tongues enough times to show that they lack the necessary skills to be president. Like speaking complete sentences, or knowing that Libya is in Africa, or that the IAEA which is part of the UN, might be a good thing.