As long as there have been presidential elections, there have been presidential debates. They serve as a forum for the candidates to express their stances on issues that will face the presidency. With the advent of media coverage, these debates have turned slightly more into a sales pitch than an actual discussion of the issues. Even if the debates have basically just become a chance to say exactly what it is that the candidates think people want to hear, The GOP candidate debates recently digressed into a bunch of “dude-bro” comments that would be better suited for a freshman dorm than a political forum.
It all started when Mark Rubio made a passing comment about Donald Trump’s hands being too small for his body, because that somehow matters. He then followed that comment up by saying “and you know what they say about guys with small hands…” Seriously? I mean, of all the things to bring into question about Trump, Rubio goes for hand size and an implied small penis joke. This is the new face of American politics.
Well, in true Trump fashion, Donald took the opportunity to fire back at Rubio. He also chose to do it during the March 3rd GOP debate on national television. Instead of saying something semi-rational like “what do my hands have to do with being a great leader of the free world?” Donald says, “Look at those hands, are they small hands? And, he referred to my hands — ‘if they’re small, something else must be small.’ I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee.”
Really guys? I swear if you didn’t know who said it, you’d think it was a script from a movie based in a fraternity house. I completely understand defending yourself on some level from an unwarranted personal attack. I understand trying to make someone look foolish for saying something that has nothing to do with anything. But do we have to do it on a stage that is as important as who could potential be the next President? Save that kind of stuff for your already absurd Twitter posts.
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