Debatefest, A political circus
Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 01:10
Debatefest was a circus. I could practically hear the ringleader shout…
Hurry, hurry, hurry. Step right up and see the most baffling show on Earth.
We’ve got acts from all over in our sideshow tents. There’s the personhood tent where you can see into a woman’s uterus, the Planned Parenthood tent featuring the giant vagina woman, the walking toilet for water conservation, and the polar bear who asks when he gets to ask a question
Isn’t that question a question?
We’ve also got radio acts, mounted police, food trucks, wandering choirs, and the cleanest port-a-potties you have ever seen.
They really were immaculate, even at the end of the night.
Had enough wandering? Relax on a bail of hay and watch Colorado bands like The Lumineers. We will also present live art, local news personalities, and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.
And the fun isn’t contained by our gates. It overflows into the streets. Just on the other side of our fence you’ll find giant costumed caricatures of Obama and Romney.
Romney resembled Nixon with a giant red nose.
There is an environmental movement draped in a parachute and a second, louder version of personhood promoters.
As in any good political circus, we have no shortage of sign-carrying ranters. Don’t miss the Libertarian party supporters shouting about corruption. They’ve got free DVDs and a fake CIA agent walking through the crowd pretending to talk into an intercom, assuring everyone that Big Brother is watching.
He didn’t even wear a watch.. He just talked into his wrist.
And you can’t miss the main event: returning champ Barack Obama takes on challenger Mitt Romney in a battle of words. You will be confused and irritated by their verbal dances. Obama will underwhelm you while Romney gives a better performance than expected.
Neither candidate inspired me or changed my mind, but I did feel like a responsible citizen for listening.