Agreed, but what are we to do? The majority of people out there have been dumbed down to accept reality TV as real life and tweets, bumper stickers, and sound bites as reliable information. Can you imagine them tolerating a Lincoln-Douglas style debate where the candidates spoke at length on various topics? The eyes of most would glaze over after 2 minutes without the requisite "zinger." They would call it boring; too much information. Sad.