Debate wasn’t very presidential

Published 12:00am Thursday, October 18, 2012

Move over Honey Boo Boo, it’s the presidential debate throw-down.

Americans certainly were not undecided at the end of Tuesday night’s presidential debate.

They loved it or hated it.

The event started with a gracious welcome by the moderator, but should have started with the “ding-ding” of a boxing ring’s bell.

Civility was out the door, apparently, when presidential push came to challenger shove.

Dignity be damned was the tone for the evening as both President Barack Obama and challenger Gov. Mitt Romney turned the debate into a free-for-all that was embarrassing.

Each candidate constantly interrupted, talked over the moderator, pointed fingers, dodged questions and generally implied — if not outright called — their opponent a liar.

How on earth can a voter decide which candidate to believe?

Neither man looked particularly presidential while trying to poke their opponent in the eye while millions watched.

Unfortunately, this is par for the course given America’s appetite for a good fight. Any night of the week — and not just during election season — so-called TV news shows routinely spiral down into yelling matches.

Millions of Americans love watching TV shows that exploit the very worst human behaviors.

So it’s no surprise that our leaders must resort to this low-class behavior to attract voters. They’ve been “approving the message” of dirty attack ads for years, now the dirty jabs are coming while looking their opponent — and millions of Americans — square in the eye.

Democracy is messy; but it’s still the best system we have. But guys, please, a little civility would mean a lot.

 

  • Anonymous

    The only very apparent incivility came from the Chicago thug who plays around on the tax payers dollars. It’s time for him to go back to Chicago.

  • Anonymous

    THOSE UNDECIDED VOTERS IS A GRAIN OF SAND WHEN IT COME TO THE ELECTORAL. THOSE UNDECIDED ARE NO MORE THAN REPUBLICANS NOT CONFORABLE WITH WHAT THAT GOT AND TRYING TO DECIDE IF THEY NEED TO STAY AT HOME OR VOTE FOR THE OTHER PARTY. UNDECIDED NEED TO BE DID AWAY WITH AND LET PEOPLE ASK QUESTION THAT KNOW WHO THEY ARE VOTING FOR. THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THOSE UNDECIDED IN THE GET GO. THE BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT IN MITT, AND I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT COLOR; ANYONE THAT’S UNDECIDED THIS FAR IN THE ELECTION, MUST BE JUST PULLING THERE HEAD OUT OF A HOLE. VOTERS ARE NOT CRAZY. THEY KNOW HOW TO DIG THREW ALL OF THAT AND VOTE FOR THE PARTY OF THERE CHOICE. THE ONLY EMBARRASSING THING ABOUT THAT DEBATE WAS MITT.

  • john smith

    Only uneducated people write in all caps like this. Please learn how to use correct grammer also, you sound so stupid.

  • Anonymous

    Come the evening of November 6, that will be President-elect Mitt to you, pal. Obama’s impending loss is finally settling in on you, huh? Maybe he’ll send you a postcard that last week of January from his new digs in Hawaii.

  • highroler

    Come Novn 06 pres. Obama will start his 2nd term in office. I know the 2 poorest states in the us will vote for Mr. Romney.