By now, you might have heard of Clint Eastwood’s bizarre Republican National Convention speech during which he yelled at an empty chair that was supposed to be President Obama. Let’s ignore that there are certain activities that one should never do in public once you reach an advanced age. It just looks bad.
Instead, I would like to take this opportunity topropose an additional debate format. We have two presidential debates, and one vice-presidential debate. We should add a fourth debate with the format of two people and two chairs. Clint Eastwood has already sewn up the GOP chair yeller position, but who would take the Democrats’ side?
There is, of course, only one obvious choice:
I submit to you my first piece of evidence (it gets groovy at around 0:45):
The second piece? Cowbell.
I guarantee he could yell at a chair with considerable effectiveness.
This would be a lot more fun to watch than your typical debate and probably no less informative. Though I think Walken would be very hard to beat in this kind of debate.