I woke up yesterday excited about the presidential debate slated to take place last night.
However, my excitement was lessened a bit when I turned on the morning news show on CBS, which is of course “The Early Show.”
John Rich, of the country-music group Big and Rich, was on the show.
He sang a song titled, “Rasin’ McCain,” a version of which can be seen below.
It is horrible, and I’m sorry I just put you through the agony of watching it.
I like country music, and I haven’t decided who I’m going to vote for; however, that song sucked!
Why? Why would he write that? Why would he be allowed to perform it on the television?
For the love of God, tell me why.
Tom Brokaw wasn’t a very good moderator.
He had little control over what was happening, and he couldn’t convince the candidates to stay within the time constraints.
Of course, this can also be attributed to the format of the debate. If it’s a town hall meeting, one can’t expect things to go according to plan.
I think the only way the candidates could have been kept in line with that format was if the moderator was, as my cousin Dale Westbrook suggested, Hacksaw Jim Dugan. He would have kept them within the time limits.
Both candidates did little to answer questions directly.
Even so, when Obama spoke, I felt empowered and excited. When McCain spoke, I felt like I should listen to him because he is wise and aged.
This debate did nothing to help me decide which candidate I should vote for on Nov. 4.
I wish I had been playing a drinking game while watching this debate . . . as long as the phrases to drink to were either “my friends” or “fundamental difference.”
I would have been hammered.
The two phrases were so overused that I found myself wishing Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin was on there again reminding me over and over that she is from Alaska.
The worst part is the phrases seeped into other people’s vocabulary. Just look at this Facebook status:
Dale is going to fundamentally change the fundamentals of all fundamentally fundamentalled fundamentals.
What does that even mean?
No one knows.
Hopefully during the next debate something of substance will be said by at least one candidate, if not both.