- Competition between multiple Type-A robots, to see who can utter the most clichés
- The worst parts of a beauty pageant, without any beauty
- Question dodging recital
Usage Example: “The presidential debate is on Fox? I wonder what’s on Animal Planet.”
Background: In the United States, presidential elections occur every four years. Approximately 90 seconds after the votes are counted and a new president is announced, the first presidential debate of the next election cycle occurs. These debates continue on an almost daily basis until the next election.
Presidential debates give a platform for shiny, Ivy League educated robots to practice reciting clichés. For some reason, this spectacle attracts untold hundreds of viewers.
The main qualifying criterion for participation in a presidential debate is possessing the surname “Bush” or “Clinton”. Other debate criteria include:
- Wearing a flag pin
- Exhibiting an unnaturally large smile
- Telling at least one story about a family “sitting around the kitchen table, wondering how they will pay their bills”
- Using the name of at least one unemployed worker
- Republican Debates: use the words “Reagan,” “Liberty,” and “strengthening our borders”
- Democratic Debates: use the words “Equity,” “Choice,” and “my opponent will take away your Social Security”