October 16, 2012
Airing at 9 p.m. EST, tonight’s Presidential Debate will be follow a Town Hall format with moderator Candy Crowley of CNN choosing 12 questions from members of the audience. The 80-member audience will be split down the middle, 50 percent Dipsh*ts and 50 percent knuckleheads.
While Democrats are hoping Obama cares enough to bring it tonight, instead of just phoning it in, and GOP die-hards are geared up for another Biden TKO, this time around the questions will be coming from the audience, a group of 80 undecided voters, people Michelle Obama likes to refer to as “knuckleheads.”
“Talk to everyone you know — your friends, your neighbors, that cousin you haven’t seen in a while, that student sitting next to you in class. You know he’s kind of a knucklehead,” the first lady said. “You know the one.”
The whole purpose of the Presidential Debates is to answer questions about policy issues and give candidates the opportunity to discuss and compare their platforms. In theory, watching the debates should help you make an informed decision when you cast your vote. Ergo, it’s safe to assume that a lot of voters who are currently undecided will tune into the debate.
However, Bill Maher apparently agrees with Mrs. Obama. Maher doesn’t understand why either party should be concerned about courting the Undecided Voter because they’re just not worth the effort. Maher says if you haven’t already decided who you’re going to vote for, you must be a Dipsh*t.
“And that, in a nutshell, is America’s celebrated, undecided voter: put on a pedestal by the media as if they were Hamlet in a think-tank, searching out every last bit of information, high-minded arbiters pouring over policy positions and matching them against their own philosophies. Please, they mostly fall into a category political scientists call ‘low information voters,’ otherwise known as ‘dipsh*ts.’”
According to an article at The Guardian, approximately 5 percent of eligible voters are currently undecided but it’s not because they’re uneducated, uninformed knuckleheads and dipsh*ts.
“But with less than a month to go until November 6, there were still a few people who were undecided the year – just not in the way you might think. Many of the undecideds were unsure whether to vote for a major party candidate – who they saw as the lesser of two evils – or cast a vote for a third party candidate that they felt would be wasted.”
In a Town Hall debate, questions come from the audience members, which makes this type of debate stressful for the candidates because they have no idea what they’re going to be asked. They can’t prepare in advance so they’re going to have to wing it.
Since these 12 questions come specifically from the undecided knuckleheads and dipsh*ts of America, it should be a pretty entertaining show. I’ll be watching and I know you will, too, so why not join me on Twitter at @shewritesalot? I’ll be Tweeting during the debate while I watch to see who the real knuckleheads and dipsh*ts are.
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7:55 am