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The Dregs

OK, so I understand that I’m going to seem insulting to a lot of people.  If this is your first time here, you should know that such behaviour are something of a forte of this website:

Tuesday’s match-up at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., will be moderated by NBC’s Tom Brokaw, with the questions to be culled from a group of 100 to 150 uncommitted likely voters in the audience and another one-third to come via the Internet. The Gallup Organization — as in past debates like this — has the job of making sure the questioners reflect the demographic makeup of the nation.

Undecided voters.  Man, are we ever into the dregs with this bunch.  How could anybody whose been paying any attention at all be undecided at this point?  What could there possibly be to be undecided about?  And why are the questions of people who so obviously don’t really care more important than questions from those of us who do?  Why are they so important?  Is it out of line to ask such questions?  I don’t give a rat’s ass if it is.

I’m assuming the people in the audience just kind of wandered off the mall promenade, lured in with a promise of free slurpees, Hollister gear and Coldplay MP3s.  Some of them were even too lazy to get dressed and show up in the studio; they’re sitting at home, naked from the waist down, responding from the Internet.  That’s a finger on the pulse of America if ever there was one.  Unfortunately, that finger is blocking the flow of the morphine drip. . . .

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.