Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The most watched GOP debate - evah!

ABC News is boasting that its GOP debate (“Your Voice, Your Vote”) on Saturday drew the highest ratings yet with 7.6 million viewers. As the Washington Post noted, “[The debate] — starring Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos, co-starring candidates Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul — ranked as Saturday night’s most watched program." Amazing. On the other hand, the folks who actually planned their lives around this reality show debate represent only about 2.5 percent of the population. But GOP activists and groupies aside, one still wonders who these poor people are. ("Honey, let's skip dinner and a movie tonight. I mean, heck, who needs George Clooney in The Descendants when we can watch the actual progeny of George and Lenore Romney (i.e., Mitt), do his tragicomic performance art on TV -- live") Fortunately, most of America has a life.

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