I know myself better than to watch any presidential debates, Democratic or Republican. Neither my blood pressure nor my mental health need that kind of assault. Porter generally feels the same way, but he watched some excerpts from the most recent Republican debate post-facto and discovered this gem, which I clipped to 14 seconds, in which Vivek Ramaswamy nails a good part of what is wrong with these media circuses.

Think about who's moderating this debate. This should be Tucker Carlson, Joe Rogan, and Elon Musk. We'd have ten times the viewership, asking questions that GOP primary voters actually care about, and bringing more people into our party.

Now that would be a debate I'd be tempted to watch. Even more so, I'd like to see every candidate, including Joe Biden and Donald Trump, interviewed by Lex Fridman. After that, I think I might actually know something about these people who are hoping for my vote.

Posted by sursumcorda on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 2:20 pm | Edit
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I'm posting this here for Stephan, his comment having inexplicably given the software fits. ("There was an error" is, sadly, not a very revealing error message.) I assure you it was not censorship on my part. Stephan's comment:

"I think it might be illuminating to have his trio moderate a Democratic debate, but I don’t think it would illuminate much in a Republican debate. It would be like having outspoken vegans moderate a debate between members of the vegetarian party."

Posted by SursumCorda on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 5:32 am
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