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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Hottest Ticket in Political History

I was afraid it was too good to be true. The event has been canceled. The participants say it was over hyped. The overeager promoter billed it as a debate instead of a discussion. He advertised "The Hottest Ticket in Political History" (oops, I plead guilty to aiding that effort) and "a death-match faceoff between the men".
From "Politics Daily":
It's billed as "The Hottest Ticket in Political History:" A debate between Bill Clinton and George W. Bush at Radio City Music Hall. The event will happen in February as part of MSG Entertainment's third annual "Minds That Move The World" speakers series.

The former presidents will debate topics "ranging from the economy, to foreign policy, to the current administration." From the press release:

The series will be formatted to allow for President Clinton and President Bush to each present their thoughts on a wide range of important current events and national issues through a moderated question and answer period during which the moderator can elicit information and insights into particularly pertinent topics of the day.

It hasn't been announced who the moderator will be.

The ongoing series has hosted some prominent political names, but it's safe to say Clinton vs. Bush will be the biggest. Past events have pitted Ann Coulter against Bill Maher and Karl Rove against James Carville.

The public can suggest questions and debate topics at the MSG web site.

Tickets go on sale Sunday and range from $60 to $1,250.


Sarkazein said...

I would pay to see that one. I would prefer no moderator, and a time limit on the answers. Maybe a taser for Clinton if (when) he goes over the limit.
Maybe a sergeant-at-arms and not a moderator.

Honest Debate said...

Yea me too Sark. Let's get a busload and go!

Anonymous said...

It was no doubt Clinton who pulled out as neither he nor anyone else has a lick of confidence in his ability to speak extemporaneously without looking like a complete and total buffoon. W, on the other hand, has frequently proven himself to be the master orator and champion of thinking on one's feet.

Liberal POV said...


Can you see the grin on my face?

Honest Debate said...

Good point Nonny. The Liberals claimed Bush was such a brilliant orator that he could say over and over that Iraq played no role in 9/11 while simultaneously implying that it did. According to liberals this ability allowed him to sell the war by telling the truth and implying a lie. If that strategery is not a display of his talent as a wordsmith then I don't know what is...depending on what your definition of "is" is.

Honest Debate said...

One more thing Nonny. Don't sell Clinton short. He also had skills.

Honest Debate said...

He was also a good listener.

Sarkazein said...

Good listener video... funny funny.