Thursday, December 17, 2015

Debate Ratings

It was the third most watched primary debate ever. Over 18 million people tuned in.

I was one of them, although it was an incredibly depressing show. With one candidate suggesting we kill the families of terrorists (women and children), and another candidate suggesting we start World War III (by shooting down Russian jets), a third candidate favoring carpet bombing without really understanding what that meant, and another honestly believing that political correctness was the reason we haven't defeated ISIS yet, it felt more like a two-hour-long SNL "Jeopardy" bit.

Except it wasn't a bit. People were cheering those statements. For real. Unironically. That may not depress you, but it depresses the heck out of me.