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August 23, 2023 – Today’s Inconsistent Thoughts (The Great Debate Escape)


Oh, the dilemma of what to watch on a Wednesday summer evening.

I mean do I watch AEW Dynamite to see what’s the update on FTR’s Cash Wheeler or do I tune in for the 1st (of many) GOP Presidential debates?

Well at least I know there’s gonna be more drama the same rehashed storylines, more scripted rebuttals and the ever presence of a looming evil entity with the GOP debate, minus a few chair shots, ‘blading’ for effect and lewd chants, then AEW.

Is it a good thing Donnie will not be present?

Absolutely, however he will still dominate the stage because the FOX moderators and cast of candidates are gonna toss his name around as much as possible within the first 30 minutes and that’s bad debate prep by their campaign staffers.

This is where these candidates need to step up and away from Donnie’s shadow of how the GOP is viewed at this point; for better or worse.

This is the time for each candidate to present themselves to everyone, present their ideas, present their resume without constant bitching and moaning from an old orange spoiled manchild who can only refute with howls of innocence and cries of “everything/everyone is against me.”

This is the time for grownups to show up as boring at it may sound!!

So, who are we gonna hear from?

At last glance we’ve got: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former Vice President Mike Pence, ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Eight voices that need to enlighten viewers on how they differ from each other and most importantly from Donnie.

However, there is the obvious:

  1. Pence will be the human punching bag over his time as VP.
  2. Ramanswamy will be grilled about his conspiracy theories of 9/11 and Jan 6.
  3. Haley and Christie will try to climb out of their past relations with Donnie.
  4. DeSantis is gonna choke on Mickey Mouse explanations and try to explain the recent Florida insurance rate increases.

Like I said those are obvious but I’m really focusing in on the current and former governors as I see them as close to leadership experience than anyone.

Sure, I just took shots a Christie, Haley, DeSantis and Pence, they’ve been in the spotlight way to long and so this is the moment when Hutchinson and Burgum need to shine.

Now I didn’t forget about Senator Scott, I’m hoping on him to see him move ahead of everyone and swing for the fences even though I see him playing neutral, not taking shots, truly playing the moderate card.

It’s that card that I think that’s holding him back the most. The guy is well liked amongst his Congressional peers; Dem’er and GOP’er alike, but it always seems these are the types of candidates that get hit with mud the most. Not for one second do I see the far-left and far-right trying to tear him down.

Pretty positive the night will be filled with serious talk, lots of interruptions with the occasional well-rehearsed one-liners and ziggers, plus obscene number of rebuttals to previous questions delaying any movement forward.

Hm, ya know what watching AEW Dynamite sounds so much better.

That’s it, slap the tap, pass the stale oversalted popcorn as Vegas starts taking bets on who will be the first to dropout and begins their latest career as ‘political fluffer’ to Donnie.