Republicans in Colorado are apparently under the belief that women would have no interest in watching a gubernatorial debate without a demeaning gimmick.
At the start of the “Women and Colorado’s Future” debate, the moderator explained that it would be like a dating game, where a panel of four women could interview the three “bachelors” — former Congressman Bob Beauprez, former state Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp, and Secretary of State Scott Gessler. The fourth candidate, ex-congressman Tom Tancredo, did not attend.
The moderator invited the women to join the stage, saying, “It’s so much more ornamental if the four of you would be on the stage with the four of us.” Theme music from The Dating Game TV show played as the panelists took their seats.
There’s nothing funny about this, but at the same time it’s relentlessly hilarious.
It’s hilarious because it’s so typical of the Republican party. They believe their problem is not their message; the problem is how they deliver it.
Even if you believe as they do, I’d say they failed in this case. “Ornamental” says it all.