You Gotta Be Kidding Me or Mike Tyson for President

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

Image of a politicianFirst Presidential debate left an uneasy feeling. Both candidates performed very well, nobody really stumbled, no big surprises. Analysts dissected every phrase and every statement. Republican analysts said McCain did better, democratic candidates claimed that senator Obama did better.

I firmly believe that this is a great country, and it deserves great President, and so far (since we came here in 1991, but, please, do not blame it on us) we had at best good, but not great Presidents.

I do not blame either Obama or McCain for the circus of the debate, which we, as the nation instilled upon them. photo of a boxerDo you really think you would figure how the person is suited for Presidency in a boxing match into which it turned?

McCain jabbed Senator Obama, and Obama was able to respond with a quick hook to the body, then straight short right by McCain got Obama's attention, he is on the ropes, McCain carries a series of punches both to the body and head but there is no knockout, nor knockdown yet, and senator Obama counters with a combination of his own, terrific uppercut by senator Obama and now McCain stumbles...McCain is effectively aggressive and judges will take a note of it. Obama is very technical, and it is time for him to brawl to show the public and the judges that he is rightfully the #1 contender in this weight class.

If the ability to respond immediately, and entertain is the presidential virtue, put Chris Rock there as your presidential nominee. He is faster, funnier, younger... But this is not how Presidents work. If they  need to jump out of bed and make a life or death decision at 3 at night, something may have been overlooked, like with this financial crisis, and it happened not overnight. But in this format of street fight, do you see how they can think, calculate, not only attract the best brains in the nation, but work with the team, and represent this great country the way it deserves?

If we need to put them in the ring for that, why not choose Mike Tyson? Decisive, has a great jab. Lost some luster? We all did.

SandwichMaybe the whole idea of the televized public debate is a cheap show? Is it like fast food place as the testing grounds for a chef of an exclusive restaurant. Does the ability to roll you a sub in 8 seconds means that they would be able to prepare Venison with Chanterelles in Cream Sauce and Braised Red Cabbage?

You gotta be kidding me

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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Jon, that is a very thought provoking post and I have to agree with you on the abilities of our recent Presidents.  I think that which candidate won the debate depends on which candidate you support.  The few minutes that I watched the debate left me highly unimpressed by either candidate.

Sep 28, 2008 09:10 AM #1
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Tony & Darcy - don't you get the impression that this is image making in front of our eyes? Don't you get the feelig that all those analysts know that much better than candidates? Don't you sometimes want to say, "Hey, this guy sounds like he know what he is talking about way better than the candidate, let's get him for the president instead"?

I often do

Sep 28, 2008 09:34 AM #2
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I don't like watching the debates for this reason. I feel like they are going for soundbites.  I like the Town Hall style talking better.  At least they have time to give a thoughtful response.

Sep 28, 2008 09:44 AM #3
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Melina - Soundbites, true. That's the feeling that you get watching it. A show with no real value.

Sep 28, 2008 10:57 AM #4
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The whole thing was just hard to watch.  I didn't think either one did a stellar job with answering the questions given...McCain has my vote but only because it's a vote against Obama.  What I wouldn't give for a candidate to be excited over again. 

Sep 28, 2008 07:03 PM #5
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Jesse - I am not surprised. You use your remote and switch to something else, and then have someone for 4 or 8 years.

Sep 28, 2008 07:11 PM #6
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Jon:  About half way through the debate, I had a cocktail...and I don't normally drink.  Was much more palatable after that!  :)

Sep 29, 2008 10:13 AM #7
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Chris - I watched them, no problem. But I did not see it as anything else but entertainment. Sort of like Miss America. You may enjoy the contest (and contestants), but end up crowning a bitch. Here we were listening to 2 good people, but I could not figure out how we could know from the debate how good of a president each of them might be.

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