Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Unbearable Boredom of the Debates

The Presidential Debate Series is, contrary to Mitt Romney, much more interminable than Law & Order. This is my proposal to make the debates more useful and far more interesting than a series of 1 min soundbites that accomplish absolutely nothing.

So I propose to make the debates into an NCAA tournament with brackets of a series of 1-on-1 debates. This would allow for real debates of substance and challenges of mettle and grace under pressure. It would give opportunity for Vegas bookies to make money, office pools would abound, thereby enhancing the public's interest in the goings-on. Various organizations could sponsor the events. We could get special guest moderators (bring back Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, Al Gore for cameo appearances as moderators on themes of their interest). It would transform the boring into a sporting extravaganza!