Thursday, January 19, 2012

On This Reality Show. Or Yet Another Republican Debate.

That Republican presidential primaries are now on almost every night makes them into a television program. And the closest equivalent are Reality Shows.

Who will be voted off the island next? Who blurted out the most disgusting statement imaginable? And so on.

Watching the order in which candidates leave (or "suspend" their campaigns) is a fun exercise for social commentary. But it's somewhat scary that the finalists consist of these guys: Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum.

Why scary? Because the United States of America is still a pretty powerful country, and we are watching something close to a reality show on who is going to challenge Barack Obama for the leadership of a sizable chunk of this world.