"The second nationally televised debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney served only to underscore the hypocrisy and deceit that pervade the entire election.
Two representatives of the corporate-financial elite that rules America spent nearly two hours trying to sell themselves as partisans of the common man in a thoroughly stage-managed production. It was painful to watch and a struggle to stay awake.
As has become the norm in American politics, it was a “debate” without any discussion or substance, a tired and empty ritual designed to conceal the truth and chloroform the public.
Every aspect of the event was orchestrated and vetted. The so-called “town hall” setting had nothing to do with a real give-and-take with ordinary people. The 82 people sitting on the stage with Obama and Romney had been chosen by Gallup, the polling firm, from so-called “undecided voters” residing in the Hempstead, Long Island area, where the debate was held."
My comment on the concept of Debate:
This idea was pushed repeatedly by the Opposition- whose leaders are USA-NED-funded- here in Malaysia, as if following the footsteps of the US office is "right and modern". Nothing is right or modern about following others blindly. Debates do not solve problems in an hour. Debates do not carry depth nor weight in terms of facts and analysis.
Debates are nothing more than a "feel-good" session.
WE Malaysians need not stoop so low to follow other countries blindly.