News or entertainment? TV political forum unspectacular

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Television might have moved into a new political dimension with the Republican candidate forum for the presidential nomination on CNN Monday, June 13. This appeared to be strictly a showcase for would be candidates housed in a made-for-television format and as bland as plain pizza dough. Some of the preliminary advertising listed it as a debate, but in my opinion that was very misleading. If the intent was simply to introduce the field of potential candidates for the Republican Party, it probably failed on that account since several “undecided” candidates were absent. But, what can one expect this early in the process?

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