There’s a massive loser in tonight’s presidential TV debate – and it isn’t Donald Trump


Originally published by The Spectator

Did you think, after the second presidential TV debate last week, that democracy couldn’t sink lower? Well, think again. Tonight’s clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Las Vegas — already dubbed ‘fight night’ — looks certain to mark a new low for civilised politics, and a new high for elections as trash entertainment.

The trouble is, as Douglas Murray argued last week, we are the problem. We’re all engrossed by America’s car-crash election. We’re all guilty of dumbing down. Almost all of us find actual policy dull, no matter how much we pretend otherwise — because it is. It’s much more fun to watch the Donald J. Trump show.

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