It’s true, the upcoming Democratic debates are all scheduled on weekends. Even if you ignore claims that this was done on purpose, it is clear that this will benefit Hillary Clinton. But nobody should be the least bit surprised by this. The party primaries are one of the least democratic aspects of our elections. Political parties exist to do the best for the political parties, not for the candidates or even the country. If you ever doubt this, just watch any political convention.
Which brings us to the second ironic point of this comic – media exists to get ratings. The media loves Donald Trump, because he has given them lots of high ratings.
We are one (more) step along the path to turning our elections into huge, expensive, reality TV shows, with candidates getting voted off the island (or fired by Trump). Eventually, maybe the candidates will fight it out, Roman gladiator style, until one is declared Caesar. The ratings will be HUGE.
Or they could go Idiocracy style: https://vimeo.com/82074066
It is already a reality show. 77% of Eepublicans want an “outsider” (Trump or Carsonh and a majority of Republicans think Trump has the “best shot at winning the general election”. Based on that -I take back my comment. It’s not a reality show, because the majority of half of the audience is divorced from reality.
I’m not sure I think debates are appropriate. A candidate should surround himself with experts who provide information, not memorize a bunch of facts and pretend to be an expert on everything. Or worse, spin everything so their original ideas are the right answer.
I’d like to see them with internet connections and finding info they need. Coming up with actual numbers and finding refutations for their opponents.
It isn’t going to happen…
RK, would make terrible TV. Ratings in the toilet.