It says something when the host gets more time to ask his questions than some of the candidates get to answer! Oh, and the differential between candidates is pretty fucked up too.

I saw this graphic here and after reading that “George Stephanopoulos again opened the debate by introducing the candidates according to their poll numbers. The figures: Obama 27%, Clinton 26%, Edwards 26%, a three-way statistical tie, followed by Bill Richardson at 11%,” I thought of how this is completely and utterly american… those who start with more get more… money, or percentage points. The wealthy use their wealth to protect their acquisition of wealth – the popular use their popularity to gain more at their competitors’ expense.