Ever been to a Job Fair during an economic downturn? Last Thursday the debate felt like a Job Fair where some of the applicants quipped about the job, the company standing in line, and furthermore what the other guy had on his resume. Trump was the biggest bully in line at the job fair, as he made most with verbal shoving and the audience laughed at Trump’s entertainment, especially his “Rosie O’Donnell” snide remark.
It has become another Job Fair event for seeking the nation’s president. I had to sleep on it one night before writing. Since I was not enthused about what was viewed by America, and rest gives clarity. Every candidate believed in themselves as a brilliant debater. However, it turned into not a debate, but a ratings mechanism for Fox News. Not everybody in this nation could watch it unless subscribed to cable. No streaming allowed. Strange censorship for our nation in the techno age. Fox blocked the debate with only allowing cable subscribers access to Fox News. How clubbish as CSPAN, a government mandated techno juggernaut, lay abandoned on the FOX reef of indiscretion. Then there were the Fox continuous embarrassing questions, not for the Job applicant, but for Fox team itself, as they tried to real off the old school, “When did you stop beating your wife type of questions”, mostly at Trump as if making a preemptive strike for a purpose of his lectern nullification. They even tried confusing the “Brain Surgeon”, it made me laugh when they made a pivot towards the good Doctor and then Dr. Carson acted, “are kidding me”?
He proceeded to eviscerate the Fox people, and got the live crowd applauding. At that point Fox lost the debate (Job interview). Dr. Carson sensed the Sham-Wow at the beginning, when he quickly understood no one could articulate his or hers position in this 10 x 2 questioning array. Only Trump had the center Mic, the center stage and leverage for unscripted rebuttals (at least a half a dozen times even when not asked a question, but having an opinion anyways), where no one else could break into his side bar. The Fox rules limited rebuttals to only one person before dinging the bell, and then it was off with anybody’s head if they chimed in after a Trump ended his rebuttal. Interlopers were summarily dinged off the mic.
It was all about Trump and Fox entertainment, and not about debating or selecting applicants to run for president. It seemed like Trump somehow “owned” Fox Network, as they the network, faux vilified him on several counts, and ten allowed him to become the Trump Showman for come back while he entertains the nation via Fox. It was as if the others in the “debate” were just background wall paper.
After acknowledging the Fox atmosphere as entertainment, several of the debaters understood the score. This isn’t a debate, and it isn’t American job interview for the Presidency of the United States. This is slick Fox entertainment at all the candidates expense The other six at the second tier debate were the real winners after watching the debate. If they hope to break into the big time with Fox on the next go-around, then they might as well get ready to entertain ala Ronald Reagan style. Get a quip thesaurus out and polish up on Reagan’s timing for a delivery.
At least Dr. Carson caught on near the end of the Debate and needed to up pace and surge beyond the Fox boat anchors sitting in front of him. He finally started debating on his last of his few opportunities to speak out beyond the three previous interview slices during standing in line at the Job Fair
Carson Finally says this at the Sham-Wow convention:
““I’m the only one to separate Siamese twins. The only one to operate on babies while they were still in their mother’s womb. The only one to take out half of a brain, although you would think if you went to Washington that someone had beat me to it. (applause) But I’m very hopeful that I’m not the only one who will pick up the torch of freedom. Because freedom is not free!”