No, I haven't read “The Enlightened Bracketologist”, but inspired by Nicholas's suggestion that we chuck the cattle call debate format, why don't we divide the Democratic presidential field up into brackets? Why the “Cluster#$%@ to the White House”, as the Daily Show puts it … let's make it much neater and more rational. After all, we don't have eight basketball teams all on the same court at the same time. Why should we allow a free-for-all masquerading as a debate, ineptly moderated by some talking head?
Try this — top seeds are listed first:
Bill Clinton Division
Hillary Clinton (1)
Mike Gravel (8)
John Edwards (3)
Dennis Kucinich (6)
Adlai Stevenson division
Barack Obama (2)
Joe Biden (7)
George Marshall Division
Bill Richardson (4)
Chris Dodd (5)
Bill Clinton Tipoff Classic: Hillary walks.
RFK Roundball Riot: Edwards floats.
2nd Round: Hillary vs. Edwards.
Adlai's “The Politics You Deserve” Tourney: Obama sneaks past Biden.
Marshall's Soft Power Smackdown: Doddmania overwhelms Richardson!
2nd Round: Obama vs. Dodd
… And so on. That would actually be really fun.
Predictions for the 2nd round?