I. Am. Canadian. And I Still Watch the U.S. Presidential Debates

Machine Man says:
You warn me well about the dangers of reality TV, noble machine. You warn me well. And yet, I can't seem to look away. Canadian debates have a lot more candidates at the table, which makes them less entertaining television. The key to the U.S. debates is the very simple Good vs. Evil structure (it's your choice of what policies you deem good and evil, my American friends). In two weeks, the season finale!


Kal said...

I am with you. I love the absurd theatre of it all. It's a different perspective from up here in the Tundra, isn't it?

MrCynical said...

Personally, I prefer the Canadian debates - at least they are about SOMETHING of substance. American debates are like Seinfeld episodes - nice little discussions about nothing.

Siskoid said...

Oh I think Canadian debates have their low moments too. A lot of them have been non-debates, where party leaders just reiterate their party platforms and don't really engage one another. I understand there's less time to do this in with so many parties involved, but still.

I liked the time they all sat around a big table instead of individual podiums. That one was pretty good.

Hoosier X said...

I think last night was a very useful debate. It showed, in starkest terms, that Mitt Romney is not fit to be president. (Well, not for the first time.)

He was like Sarah Palin without the lady parts.

Syria is Iran's path to the sea? Wow!

Friscovi said...

I read somewhere on reddit, that the top three Canadian comedys in the last 10 years were:
1. Corner Gas
2. Little Mosque
3. American Politics.

Siskoid said...

I can't believe American Poli got its ass kicked by those two.

Nizbel said...

Corner Gas is awesome.


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