Monday, December 21, 2015

Awesome Presidential Debate Format Ideas From New Republic

Supporters of Bernie Sanders say the DNC is
trying to shut him out in order to
ensure Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee.
The Democratic National Committee is coming under fierce criticism, especially from Bernie Sanders partisans, over its debate schedule.

In case you haven't heard - and most people haven't - the latest Democratic debate took place Saturday evening.

Yep, the Saturday before Christmas, when most people were out at holiday parties or otherwise engaged in Christmas-related activities.

Critics are giving the very plausible argument that the DNC and it's chair, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, scheduled the debate thusly as part of an effort to just coronate  Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president, and shut out any upstarts, like Bernie.

The ever helpful New Republic offered the DNC some suggestions on how Wasserman and her cohorts can make the Democratic debate format more obscure. Here they are:

1. A debate transmitted only on college radio stations at 3 a.m in an Urdu translation.

2. A debate at the bottom of an unlighted mine shaft, conducted entirely in American sign language.

3. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley layout out theri agenda in interpretive dance, available as a Beta tape to anyone who mails in a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

That last one, I'd REALLY like to see.

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