Posted by: GeekHiker | October 15, 2008

Just A Question

Just a curiosity that popped into my head tonight when I found out the debate was in New York.

If the population center of the United States is west of the Mississippi, why were all the debates either at the river or to the east of it? Shouldn’t there have been at least one debate out here, where, you know, fully half of the country’s population lives?

Now, maybe I’m being “elitist”, but I think we West-Coasters have been snubbed!

(Sorry, just felt the need to add a little brevity to this whole thing. 🙂 )



  1. Move to Canadia. You can feel that way here too 🙂

  2. Their politicians, if they get too far from Washington DC their wallets will wither up and die.

  3. Why do you watch that crap? 🙂

    Just say no to Canada, it’s cold.
    It’s a marketing thing. The networks can’t get their ratings because it would be too late on the west coast. It’s just a matter of time.

  4. Because we’re too busy in California shooting crappy reality tv shows, surfing, and eating tofu to care about politics.

    West Coast Elitists!

  5. CD: I’d come just for the surfing alone. 🙂

  6. This is the ONE TIME the east coast hasn’t been snubbed on something! Ha! 🙂

  7. I am a frequent visitor, but this is my first time commenting… as a former southern California girl now living Back East I can sympathize with your point! but – if the debate were Out West somewhere, it seems like easterners would have to stay up really late watching, especially if we want to catch the post debate rehash. and I need my sleep!

  8. A wonderful question. You should demand answers!

  9. Mrs. Chuck Bartowski – “Canadia”?

    Homer-Dog – But McCain’s from Arizona!

    CripKitty – But I never said anything about changing the time. It can still be 9 eastern/6 pacific. It’s just location.

    TheCoconutDiaries – “We”? Aren’t you in Texas?

    CripKitty – LOL

    Kristin – Oh? What about all the “live” broadcasts we see tape delayed? I’ve never seen a Saturday Night LIVE live in all my life!

    Holly – Welcome to the site! Again, see my answer to CripKitty…

    Aaron – If only I knew who to ask…

  10. Yeah, he has less money than Obama and look how old he looks. I rest my case. 😉

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