With the 2012 Presidential Election upon us, and with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney about to have their first debate, I began wondering what a conversation between them might be like pre-debate, behind closed doors. I figured it might be something like this video I put together – essentially a friendly meeting and a rehearsal.
Originally I was hoping to keep the video shorter, around three to five minutes, but found it quite difficult to do so. I wanted to be sure to hit on what the candidates might prefer to talk about during a debate, but also hit on those topics that both Obama and Romney would want to avoid. I also thought it important to hit on a few other important topics, such as the (counterproductive-to-the-American-people) role the Commission on Presidential Debates has in the election process. In addition, the NDAA and Federal Reserve are also important issues that I thought needed to be brought up, both of which will probably be ignored or purposely misconstrued by the moderators and candidates during actual debates.
The goal was to go after both candidates equally, highlighting their flawed, and often common viewpoints on important issues. In some ways, the goal was a condemnation of our two-party system, not necessarily just personal attacks on Obama and Romney. In their personal lives, they might be very nice guys — even family men, or whatever. But when it comes to being politicians, and understanding, protecting, and defending our Constitution, they’re both terrible.