Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 2014 E250 Bluetec 4-Matic, 1983 240D 4-Speed
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If the debate was on milk subsidies, yes there might be a reason to know what a gallon of milk costs as it enters the debate as a central element concerning policy. Does a presidential candidate have to know what tampons cost too? These kinds of questions are intended to be "gotchas" for purely negative publicity.
While this does go on, and all of you seem fascinated by the prospects of learning such trivia instead of the basic character of the candidates, that does not make it meaningful. That you would like to be entertained by the candidates instead of convinced of their qualifications says a lot about why actors seem to be doing so well in politics these days. But it does this country no good to have a good actor in the President's chair when we need, if I had to choose from that industry, a good screenwriter instead. It is the present script we are suffering from most, not GWB's costs of a hair cut (wonder what that actually is) or knowledge of the cost of foodstuffs he never actually purchases himself.
But, hey all you voters, demand to be entertained by the election process and the candidates, and pick the ones you want to vote for based on whatever criteria you like. It is your priviledge as an American to do so. The process is failing us though, as we are being routinely outsmarted by leaders of two bit, third world countries or terror organizations. I don't find that acceptable and would gladly see the American voter take a much more balanced approach to understanding the viability of candidates for the offices they are running. It surprises me that so many of you approve of the smear tactics, and your rationale - it is ok because it is what it is, or something similarly impotent. Jim