Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 2 Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

Oh Those "Debates"

By       Message WILLIAM FISHER       (Page 1 of 6 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   1 comment

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H3 11/16/11

Author 7
Become a Fan
  (11 fans)
- Advertisement -

Back in 2008, I wrote a column in which I promised my readers

that "I have watched my last presidential debate."

I went on: "I am sick to death of well-coiffed cable TV news

anchors asking vapid questions designed to generate heat, not

- Advertisement -

light. I am sick to death of presidential wannabees filibustering

questions they choose to avoid by delivering slogans, not


- Advertisement -

And finally, "I am sick to death of the faux choice presented to

voters: Change versus Experience. Could someone out there

please tell me exactly what that's supposed to mean?"

No, don't bother. It means nothing. It's an apple and an orange.

Well. I didn't do such a great job of keeping my resolution -- I

sneaked some very long peeks at this year's Republican

- Advertisement -

Presidential "debates." I saw (more than) enough to know that if

any debates could be demonstrably worse than the 2008

Republican models, I was seeing them now.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

William Fisher has managed economic development programs in the Middle East and elsewhere for the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development. He served in the international affairs area in the Kennedy Administration and now (more...)

WILLIAM FISHER Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)


Liberties Lost Since 9/11

The Silence of the Sheep


Law Professors Outraged by Senate Vote on Indefinite Detention

Feel Safer Now?