The upcoming presidential debates promise to be three 90-minute drone sessions. We will likely be peppered with boring policy positions, thinly veiled insults, detailed explanations of maxi-economic policies being implemented in mini-economic zones, the wisdom of using our nuclear arsenal just to prove we are willing to use it, building walls around our inner-cities and countless other issues of critical national importance.
Rather than subject the voting public to this boring discourse between the two candidates and days and weeks of follow-up spinning and bloviating by the campaigns and the media, let’s subject the candidates to a one time, side by side, full-on, televised comprehensive physical examination.
Both candidates have been raising questions about the health of the other recently, so this would be a reprieve for voters who have tired of the prepackaged political palaver we have become accustomed to.
Strip them down to their paper gowns and shoot the moon – blood draws, urine samples, all the routine probing, sticking, thumping, poking, tapping, and questioning of a thorough physical examination.
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The test results could be presented as they are determined, and we can collectively turn our heads and cough.
Jim Doyle, Fresno