Like it or not, we all have come to hear about American Politics, especially with the coming presidential elections. Now that we see so much about the two candidates in the social media and the traditional media outlets, we all have an opinion, we’d love to hear yours! Come chat about the masses, the ideals, the media, the voters and the candidates we love to hate.
The presidential elections in the Unites States are couple of months away, and so far this year the two leading candidates have caught the headlines of all the mainstream news outlets, and produced millions of posts in social media. That is to be expected, and in many respects this has been a very typical election year. The two leading parties are monopolizing the discussion; primaries and conventions have been held as scheduled with the expected speeches and endorsements; millions of dollars have been invested in promoting the candidates, who have had very aggressive and hard words towards one another.
I know all that, and that’s normal. Nonetheless, I can’t help but feel that there’s something special about this election. I can’t really put my finger to it. Is it Hillary, a difficult to love candidate who, by all means, is anything but candid (the non-candid candidate)? Is it Donald, the candid candidate that the media love to hate? Is it the incessant post in social media letting us know of each new blunder? is it the comedians?
Ah, the comedians. It's probably the comedians. Who can resist the charm of a Steven Colbert, a John Oliver, and occasionally a Jon Stewart, as they help us see the ridicule in it all? These glorified modern jesters make sense of things in ways that are akin to those of our beloved late Jaime Garzón. As they point to the nakedness of the emperor, we all laugh, and we are all the better for them. I could argue that the very little I know about these distant elections I have them to thank. If you haven’t, check this, or this, or this example. Come join us next Wednesday, and let’s discuss the ultimate race to the top.