It’s that time again. Tomorrow, with heavy hart, I bid farewell to summer by bringing my twenty-five cacti, ten jade plants, three large bonsai trees and two huge agave inside for the long dark winter.
|The above cactus is a Rhipsalis, which is actually more of a rare cactus. I keep this one indoors year round inside a salvaged world globe in my study/library/ studio.|
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 were seven debates in each of the then nine Illinois congressional districts. Lincoln road a mule through out the state to reach each point. I wonder what he would have thought of this first Presidential Debate of 2012?
Leading up to it, both campaign's adviser's felt comfortable enough to actually admit publicly their cynical objective and work "to dampen the [ public's ] expectations" for these debates. It would have been great to hear those eternal conversations.
But, they certainly earned there money.
And President Obama as the front runner didn't even seem to want to participate in this farce of a democratic debate.
The irony is that the candidate that actually wanted to be there, and should have been there, Jill Stein of the Green Party was refused entry. Most media outlets declared Romney the winner. But this debate will go down in history as the most anemic and where the moderator had to struggle to find issues on which both candidates actually, disagreed. Yet another glaring example of how far gone, what passes for our democratic system, is.
But as Abraham Lincoln said "The people get the type of government they deserve" and now they also get the campaigns as well.