Anyone who reads this blog knows that I have quite a few interests, two of which include politics and music. The Vice Presidential debate was held on Thursday evening.
For those who did not watch, it was intense and informative. Many people are saying that Biden won the debate, but I must say that Paul Ryan held his own given his limited experience compared to the Vice President.
Regardless of who you intend to vote for, (as an aside I hope we have all decided that by now), a youtube video in the New York Times this week provides some great entertainment value by putting some of the words from the debate to music.
I couldn’t help but giggle at some of the editing, which makes the candidates look like they are rocking out. And if this gets more people to pay attention to the real issues, I am all for it!
I hope you will take a minute to watch the video, and then consider at least reading the transcript from the debates, even if you do not have time to watch them. Most major newspapers carry the debate transcripts and they are easy enough to find online.
While some will say that the debates are simply a theatrical exercise, I do think there are some nuggets that can help differentiate between the two candidates. That was certainly true in this debate.
To watch the video, click here.
What do you think? How do you feel about the debates? Do you think they help people decide how to vote? Have you been watching the debates? How do you think debates could be improved?
I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you for reading!