It's official. I have "debate fatigue" before primary season even starts.
It seems there is a Republican presidential debate on every night, or at least as often as "Law and Order."
I love a good debate, and God bless 'em for having so many of them. They have provided plenty of good moments and, indeed, some comic relief.
But every time I watch and scan the stage I can't help but think of the old Bill Murray routine on Saturday Night Live, the one where he would give his Academy Award picks for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress, ignoring the Supporting Actor and Actress nominees because "who really cares about these anyway."
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At some point soon, if they don't drop out on their own, someone from the RNC needs to step in and prod "Supporting Actors" Ron Paul, Michelle Bachman, Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum et al. to exit for the good of the party.
I suspect the number of candidates will dwindle anyway, drastically, after the New Hampshire primary. Until then, voters are stuck with a diluted message delivered by candidates shouting into the wind.