Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Political Science Theater

Althouse gives her take on C-Span, the convention, and Bill Clinton's speech.

And that leads to an idea:

Remember Mystery Science Theater?

Here's my modest proposal for the next presidential election, assuming that by then we aren't battling zombies and cooking gophers over a grill fired up by old stock certificates.

"Political Science Theater" would have two panels of informed and witty individuals. The Democratic team would get to provide commentary on the GOP Convention and the Republican team would do the same for the Democratic Convention.

The success of Mystery Science Theater stemmed from the fact that it reflected the commentary of B movie audiences.

Political Science Theater could do the same. Reality would be the straight man. Consider the potential commentary that rolled across the nation when Ted Cruz said, "Vote your conscience" and Bill Clinton said, "In the spring of 1971, I met a girl."



Wally Bock said...

I love this plan! I'm proud to be a part of it!!

Michael Wade said...


I'm glad you like it!

Get ready for the next election.


Kurt Harden said...

I'm in.