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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Master Debaters

I will probably glance at the debates.  Most likely I will follow the Twitter-verse as they unfold.  I will watch post-debate highlight reels.  I will read transcripts.

But presidential debates are no more debates than they are ostriches.  There is no give-and-take between them.  It's a series of dueling soundbites.  And as Mr. Pierce notes, you have two of the most cautious politicians of all time up there.  No-Drama Obama and the Mittbot 2000.

Now, the Veep debate could be interesting...

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