POSTED: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 5:51pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 1:52pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — I've never spoken with so many people who didn't watch the State of the Union, Tuesday night.
I used to watch it like a football game, but, I chose not to. I chose not to watch because I already knew what was going to be discussed, and so did many of you. I think the State of the Union and the political conventions are simply not needed anymore. Everything the president really wanted to hit on was already leaked. We knew it last week.
Every president throws in some "sugar plums" which get standing ovations from his people and "harrumphs" from the other side.
I really think the reason why the speech continues and the reason we still have political conventions is because of the media. They love it. It's like a playoff game for them. But, really, who needs political conventions?
Back when I was a child, there was still some last minute maneuvering for things at the last minute. But, nowadays, the conventions are just coronations.
Once again, it's for the media so they can pettifog and feel important. Folks don't even start thinking about the presidential election until Labor Day. The republicans, the last time around, screwed the pooch by having what seemed like 200 candidates and 20 debates. They just painted a target on themselves.
Why did they do it, to please the media. And while we're at it, what would you think about playing the Super Bowl on a Saturday? No one would have to call in sick on Sunday and you'd get more time to clean the cheese dip off your couch.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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