Next Time, Use a Chess Clock for the Debates

I thought it was pretty obvious, last night, when the VP candidates were stretching their sentences in order to fill all the allotted time. Many answers started strong, but ended in an incoherent train wreck of talking points.

This is silly. Human brains immediately detect this crap and deactivate.

We should have a debate system that encourages the participants to make direct and succinct points when appropriate. Seems to me that a Chess clock would do the trick nicely.

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1 Response to “Next Time, Use a Chess Clock for the Debates”


  1. 1 alkivar October 3, 2008 at 10:54 am

    forget the chess clock… we need electro shock collars. then the moderator can zap em into silence when they keep rambling.


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