Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Do people all over America talk about the presidential race as much as we do in DC? Because pretty much every conversation these days includes at least some talk about Hillary and Barack. It's an exciting campaign. Both candidates have skills and talents (very different talents) and both of them are so smart. Also, in contrast to John Kerry, who was polite, neither H nor B are afraid to insult each other on a regular basis.
Personally I would prefer candidates who would take the high road and talk about the issues, about the pathetic state of our country (I read this morning that the Sharper Image has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and even Starbucks is having to close some of stores - we are falling into the abyss faster than anyone actuallly understands). That said, though, it's far more engaging, in a reality TV show kind of way, to watch candidates wag their fingers at each other. To truly face how far the U.S. has fallen would send everyone who isn't already on anti-anxiety meds running to the doc for a prescription asap.
I guess. Actually I didn't watch the debate last night, but I'm sure I'll hear about it from virtually everyone I speak to today. I'm still curious, though - are we in a presidential campaign bubble here in DC? Is it as fascinating in other cities?