By William Fisher
Thank God, we are almost finished with the stupidest, least helpful, most irrelevant, presidential
Garnished with the most brainless series of "debates" in the history of Presidential candidacy.
At least, when it began -- during the primary -- some of it was fun, in a prurient way. Women came forward to accuse Herman Cain of crotch-grapping. Rick Perry couldn't remember the third of the three Cabinet departments he was promising to abolish. And so forth.
Funny? Yes, up to a point. After that, downright embarrassing. Not for the candidates; they're free to make total fools of themselves -- and they did. Embarrassing for the country.
Just think of it. The people who thought they would be absolutely dandy leaders of the richest, most powerful country in the world, unable to enunciate a simple declarative sentence!
But what there was of fun soon melted into disaster -- when people began to realize what wasn't being debated.
There is arguably only one other kind of issue so elemental that its omission conceals the incendiary material that could actually bring us down.