Apart from running marathons, I’m not really into sports. They just don’t hold my attention. It feels like the same thing over and over and over again. I always laugh at those post-game interviews with coaches or team members. It’s all the same! “Yeah, well…we just gotta work on our defense.” “Well you know, we just pulled together as a team and went out there and gave it our best.” “I think if we just up our offense, we’ll do a lot better.”
Now American politics, there’s a sport! Rhetoric, statistics, battleground states, secret video tapes, primary challenges, soft media questions, hard media questions, gotcha journalism, passion, gaffes and the political fate of nations! Yes! That’s a game worth watching!
So I’m looking forward to the final debate Monday night. It will be fist fight of rhetorical excellence! A battle of wits to the political death!
I will be eating popcorn and possibly be wearing face paint.