Good grief, what an abysmal travesty ABC News televised earlier this evening in New Hampshire. Absent any substantive discussion, the most notable “gaffe” the media was able to latch onto (something that’s now supposedly trending in the Twittersphere) was Jon Huntsman’s ill-timed barb at Mitt Romney for being a clueless idiot… delivered, unfortunately for him, in Mandarin Chinese.
In case you didn’t see it, imagine six cantankerous mental midgets doing nothing for a couple of tedious hours but alternately sniping at one another with ineffective spitballs when not regurgitating snippets of now-familiar blather from their insane stump speeches.
Once again, Willard “Mitt” Romney inexplicably emerged unscathed from the utterly pointless fray as the “inevitable” GOP nominee that makes practically every sentient human remotely familiar with his outrageous fakery cringe with a frisson of disgust.
Update: Well, the MTP early-morning “breakfast debate” was certainly a much livelier and entertainingly confrontational encounter than the previous night’s woeful affair on ABC, but still suffered from the usual drawbacks of these events, catering as they do to viewers with short attention spans and even shorter memories.
What I would love to see (not that it would be practicable or will likely ever happen) is to have a live “Fact-Check” feature that would give an “on-the-fly” assessment of the veracity of statements made by the candidates… you know, ranging from “pants on fire” to “true” in some graphical Truth-O-Meter format appearing on the bottom of the screen in real-time.