Thursday, April 17, 2008

American Presidential Politics: Shorter Attention Span than Modern Professional Wrestling

Seriously. This entry's title says it all. If you know enough about professional wrestling to either enjoy it or make clever jokes about it, you'll know about the short attention span of the various storylines: Quick name changes, quick blood relation changes, instantaneous changes of loyalties, feuds that go nowhere, etc.

But for the inherent amnesia of "sports entertainment," the politics of the U.S. of A. (and possibly elsewhere) is usually worse. As far as the race to November, here's a laundry list of things that have been forgotten, will be forgotten, or put on hold until late summer:

Plagiarism...
Pastors...
Snipers...
Bitterness...
Not conservative enough...
Hussein...
Superdelegates...
Florida...
Michigan...
Fired/resigned campaign advisers...
Lobbyists working for campaigns...
Drinking beer...
et cetera.

Missing on the above list are the issues that voters probably care about.

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