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What Debate? Obama v. Romney Was Incumbent Alpha v. Challenge Alpha

ardenlester00 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 8:22 AM
Awesome article! I was looking for a "fresh way" to view these debacles called "debates" (attempts at overthrow/rout)". This IS the outlook I needed to see a bit more clearly. All we need is the wooden clubs and the loin cloth and tribal fire. Thanks for helping me get "basic". Dennis
Texas Chris Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 9:51 AM
Actual one-on-one combat would be preferable to the who-can-be-the-best-prepared-liar contests.

Setting aside the nostrum that this election is unique in modern times and probably the most important of our lifetimes, a trope which is repeated every four years, what you and I saw on Tuesday had almost nothing to do with genuine philosophical differences. This was not Cato vs. Caesar, Adams vs. Jefferson, or even Lincoln vs. Douglas. This was incumbent alpha vs. challenge alpha in a chest thumping display of dyadic conflict designed to determine who will occupy the top position in a dominance hierarchy.

Should we expect anything different from two politicians who have conspicuously...

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