This week saw the 40 Democrats and 80 Republicans debating on cable television. And what did we learn from these debates?
- You cannot get meaningful information out of a candidate in 15 seconds.
- While saying “Senator” and “Governor” at the start of a question, it doesn’t necessarily help you know who’s being addressed or who that person is.
- It’s fun to beat up on “No-Strings” Kucinich.
- Chris Matthews is really in love with his own voice.
- Questions from “the internet” really have to be carefully screened for relevance, bias, and quality.
I think it’s time for an “Internet Debate”. Get all the candidates to address 10 important questions in 200 words or less and then share those answers with the other candidates to get a 100 word rebuttal. Then post it as “answers” from each candidate with a “comments” section that has the rebuttals from each candidate. Also leave 100 words for that candidate for a 100 word final response.
It would certainly mean more than “Who here is for Evolution?” and “What do you dislike most about America?”.