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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hofstra "Smackdown": At Least Obama and Romney Didn't Come Dressed in Leotards

Throughout the blogosphere there are references to the Hofstra "smackdown" between President Obama and Governor Romney. The definition of "smackdown"? According to Merriam-Webster (

"2: a contest in entertainment wrestling"

Ah yes, the bona fide "sport" of professional wrestling, richly interlaced with thespian skills, in which the would-be referee also takes part in the action.

The Hofstra debate was indeed a smackdown and took American democracy one rung lower. Thank goodness Obama and Romney did not come dressed in leotards.

And lest I forget, this brief reference to the cage match in Hempstead would not be complete without a special hat tip to Candy Crowley for injecting her thinly veiled partiality into this raunchy event.

1 comment:

  1. Interestingly, George Will (of all people) said that this was, "The best presidential debate I have ever seen, and I've seen them all since 1960". I wasn't alive in 1960, but I respectfully disagree.