This primary season has been historic in so many ways...and say without sarcasm that this cycle is reviving my faith in American Democracy. That being said there were a few things this primary season I think we call could have done without....
5. Pantsuits. I realize when you are a powerful intelligent woman your wardrobe choices become limited but when I gotta look at the same pant suits day in and day out and...you get my point. Yes, I understand that its hard to get creative on the campaign trail, but when I knew what day of the week it was by the color of the pant suit, there's a problem.
4. Tom Tancredo- Apparently, 9/11, the Hindenberg, our healthcare system, global warming, the lack of WMD in Iraq, Tom Cruise's insanity, and cold sores were all created by illegal immigrants from Mexico. Mr. Tancredo would like it if we built a wall so high and so thick, it would take an easy-to-find ladder from Home Depot to climb over. This wall is only the first step, further security measures involve carpet bombs and lethal injection and name calling. Tom Tancredo gleaned all of 5 min of media coverage this cycle, that's five minutes we could have spent talking about pant suits.
3. Rev. Wright- What a pain in the ass. It wasn't that his fiery sermons didn't deserve attention. It's that after Senator Obama quelled the fire with the speech of a lifetime, this guy decided it was somehow appropriate to retake the spotlight and break with his former parishioner. How much negative attention does one guy really need?
2. Polling- A gallup poll yesterday found that 45% of people polled since 3 hours ago found a surge in Senator Clinton's support after Senator Obama coughed mid-speech. However, if you look at the latest zogby poll, Obama is up 2.5 points after a microphone noise coming from Senator Clinton sounded like a fart. Seriously, if we lived by long term polling Senator Clinton should have won this thing a year ago, and "generic democrat" beats "generic republican" so far this year so just give her the white house while you're at it. Polling is crack in the school yard, if I ran a news organization it would be banned.
1. Debates- Maybe the most controversial of all on the list. I love a good debate, emphasis on GOOD. The early Republican debates had people raising their hands to say whether or not they believed in EVOLUTION. Some other great debate moments, finding out who Hillary Clinton would root for in the World Series, asking Obama why he doesn't wear flag pins, McCain showing his utter contempt for Mitt Romney. Ron Paul. That anvil falling on Dennis Kucinich's head. The Edwards/Obama gang up on Hillary. Ok there were tons of moments, but did any of these really help us to know the candidate better?