Friday Night Think Tank: Surviving The Presidential Hunger Games

GOPHappy Friday, Modern Philosophers!

It’s always tough getting back into the swing of things after my Writer’s Day Holiday, but it makes for a one day work week, and now it’s the weekend!

Doc Brown just rushed out of here in the DeLorean, and that’s why his picture isn’t available for tonight’s post.  He said he was headed to Election Day 2016 because the suspense was killing him, and he needed to know who won the Presidential Election.

I’ve got to admit, I don’t think I want to know the outcome when he returns from the future.  This is one time when knowing might just make things worse.

Who’s ready to join me out in the Think Tank?  The weather is absolutely gorgeous, so bring your bathing suits.  We can go for a late night swim…

This week’s topic: The Republican Presidential Army…I mean Candidates…just had another debate.  The field of wannabe Presidents, Democratic and Republican, doesn’t seem to be getting any smaller.  Do you think it’s good or bad to still have so many people in the race?

This wasn’t the topic I had planned for tonight, Modern Philosophers, but after Doc shot out of here to find out the outcome of the election, I decided to call an audible.

I think it’s a wonderful thing that pretty much anyone over 35 can run for the highest office in this great nation.  I also believe that having such a diverse field gets so many more potential voters interested in the upcoming election.  Plus, this amazing cast of characters has made writing monologue jokes so easy.

However, I’m also starting to think that having so many potential Commanders in Chief is spoiling the political broth, so to speak.  The field is too diluted and it’s turning a very important political event into a bit of a sideshow.

In my opinion, it’s time to narrow down the field, weed the Rose Garden, and separate the wheat from the Lincoln Chafee, if you catch my drift.

If for no other reason than to keep things fresh, and the voters invested.  Clearly, some of the candidates aren’t polling well, and they need to bow out so that their supporters have time to get behind another horse, and ride that one to the Triple Crown.

How do we do that?

jeffLet’s turn into into a Reality TV series, Modern Philosophers!

You know you love the idea.  The debates pulled in huge ratings, and talk show hosts can’t go five minutes without talking about Donald Trump and the rest of the field.

Let’s face it, there are more than enough candidates to represent every district in Panem.

So we can either put them all on an island, make them compete in challenges, try to survive the elements (and life without campaign advisers) and slowly let America vote them off until there is a sole Presidential Survivor.

Or if that’s too tame for you, let’s throw them in the Arena, fill the Cornucopia with weapons, and see who wins the Presidential Hunger Games.

KatnissI think either concept would make this the highest rated Presidential Election in the history of the United States, and voter turnout would be tremendous.

Plus, it will teach all those suits that declaring for the race is a massive commitment, so they really shouldn’t join the fray unless they are willing to put it all on the line to earn a seat behind the desk in the Oval Office.

So who’s with me on this, Modern Philosophers?

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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6 Responses to Friday Night Think Tank: Surviving The Presidential Hunger Games

  1. Definitely with you on this.

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