The vice presidential debate is over and much ink has been spilled and bandwith burned discussing how it all went.
The bar was set so low that if she managed to walk out there on two legs, breath air, and speak in complete sentences then she met expectations.
Did she meet the expectations of someone who’s experienced and “ready on day one” to serve in our highest office?
One candidate spent the weeks before the debate literally cramming on the issues.
Serving as president of the United States isn’t a job one can cram for — as if the campaign is just the night before the big exam, and skating by with a “C” was acceptable.
It is not. Too many people have too much riding on the answers.
Serving as president of the United States isn’t something that aides can tutor one into doing well. A president who has neither the intellectual capacity nor the curiosity to question what’s presented to him or her is more likely to accept what he or she is told, and more likely to be led down a primrose path — taking the country with him or her.
So, did she meet the expectations for someone who might sit in the oval office?
She couldn’t possibly. At least not for those of us who care about the experience and intelligence of our elected leaders.
Ours is to not let that happen.
Let’s just hope that there are enough of us.