October 8th, 2008


The Obama-McCain Show, Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Watching last night's debate, the whole thing struck me as so much white noise. I found my mind wandering through most of it, and even considered turning it off halfway through (I didn't, I'm a glutton for punishment). To quote Hamlet, all I heard were words, words, words. The exact same words I heard at the first debate. At the VP debate. At the conventions. On the campaign trail for the past eighteen months. It was like a debate among preprogrammed clones while the real Obama and McCain kicked back somewhere and watched a ball game.

The only highlight of the debate was Tom Brokaw's attempts at humor when trying to remind the candidates that their responses had to stay within the agreed-upon time limits. Not because he was in any way funny, but because he sounded like a jaded, weary kindergarten teacher trying to get the kids to color inside the lines. Those were the only moments where it seemed like an actual human being was on stage. And the human was kind of an a-hole.

I may skip the next one altogether, even though it's the one where we finally see how Darth Vader turned to the Dark Side. I just can't stand how boring and badly acted they are.