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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 11:12 AM

 

It's sort of funny that an entire debate has been reduced down [View all]

to a couple of interchanges between candidates. It's almost as though none of the rest of it even happened.

We sure have short attention spans. We can only think about one thing at a time, so whatever was the most dramatic two minutes in a 2-hour period is what we take from the event.

But, that's how this election business goes, it seems. As the campaigning proceeds, we react to the latest gaffe or fiery challenge, as if nothing else has occurred during the campaign. We swing wildly back and forth, based on high or low points, instead of looking at the overall picture.

That's human nature. That's just how we are, I guess.

"Short Attention-Span Theater" is our primary form of entertainment.

We could do better, I think, but we probably won't.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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