Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Slate and the debates, pt 2

John Dickerson's follow-up article(5.14) regarding his call to Slate's readers on how to improve the debates is here.

Dickerson writes:"No one likes the idea of a stage with six or eight or 10 candidates. Some readers wanted to bounce the likes of Mike Gravel and Ron Paul by limiting the debates to only the front-runners."

Two thoughts:
1. Having 6 or 8 or 10 candidates on stage doesn't bother me, and I doubt I'm the only person who feels that way. (And I note that Ron Paul has been the no. 1 search item on technorati for most of the past week.)

2. Front runners? FRONT-RUNNERS? Nobody has cast a single vote yet. If these readers who only want the "front runners" to have a chance to speak really exist, they fully deserve the crappy government that all of us have(and are likely to continue to get).

see "part one", here.

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