I was asked a short while ago if I had watched the Presidential debates tonight on television. Honestly, spending two hours watching the debates isn’t something I find interesting, least of all because nothing of importance is likely to be said anyway. The key ideas will be communicated by the pundit/blog class, while the performances will be critiqued in all the press writeups over the next several days and weeks. Considering the influence the post-debate spin from the political and media classes, the debates themselves will likely not have much value taken alone.
Of course, if you’re my friend Dave, who’s enjoying an evening of debauchery somewhere in Virginia, I might be willing to tune in.