October 19, 2012

Debating the debate

I suspect you are wondering why I have not put forth brilliant and insightful political commentary and debate analysis yet. Certainly you are all waiting on my opinion, right? Right?

I did not watch the debate. My mind is made up. Nothing either candidate says will change the facts. I read some analysis the next morning.  What did this intrepid reporter do in lieu of immersion in hot political melodrama? I chilled in a hotel room in not-so-beautiful Rockford, Illinois.  I read, I dozed, I watched some baseball, I channel surfed and dozed a bit more.  Then I climbed into my bed and slept some more.

I woke in the dark of night. I don't know why. I checked my phone for the time. The phone was dead. I  don't know why, the battery was on about 50% when I set the alarm. I got up, found the plug and plugged in the phone.  Then I worried if the alarm would go off or not. I had an appointment for the first thing in the morning and late is not an option in my business world. I finally got up around six. I breakfasted in the Hampton Inn lobby, met with my customer on time and made the long and oh-so-boring drive through central Illinois and Indiana to home. I arrived around supper time. What a life.


Ed Bonderenka said...

As if my mind could be changed.
But when God finally answers my prayer, and worms come out of Obama's mouth as he's talking on national television, I don't want to miss it.

Anonymous said...

Strange enough I spent the night in a Hampton Inn this week. I have been making trips to this location for years, and the last few have seen more and more shuttered stores. I wonder why.

James Old Guy

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

They're not debates so much as they're free campaign advertising and soundbite generators.

A real debate would start with a resolution: "Resolved, that this House believes the Democratic party to be leading us down a path going straight to hell. Mr. Romney, you have twenty minutes to make a reasoned case for the resolution, and Mr. Obama, you will have five minutes to make whatever case you can to the contrary. An election will follow. Mr. Romney, you have the floor."

Joe said...

Hardly a week goes by that I am not sleeping at least one night in a Hampton Inn or Hilton Garden Inn somewhere.

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