Anyone who tuned in to Tuesday night's election debate looking for answers probably tuned out pretty quickly.
The four main political leaders mixed it up for two hours, going toe to toe on the sponsorship scandal, health care, the gun registry, spending abuses and missile defense, in the hope of winning your vote come June 28.
But all too often the debate turned into angry exchanges with all four leaders talking over each other. Trying to get a straight answer out of most politicians is a daunting task at the best of times, but on Tuesday night it was almost impossible to get any clear answers, what with everyone cutting each other off in mid-sentence.
It probably would have been easier to give all four party leaders boxing gloves or, better yet, wrestling tights and have them go at it in the squared circle.
Politicians aren't known for their courtesy, but they could at least let someone finish a sentence and answer a question properly.So how to stop that? How about getting a better moderator?
A moderator's job is to keep the dialogue flowing, keep the leaders on track and let everyone speak.
That clearly wasn't the case on Tuesday night. There was too much arguing and bickering between the leaders and no one doing anything to stop it or keep it under control.
CBC, Global TV and CTV joined forces to broadcast this debate, and they should be held accountable for such a terrible lack of decorum.
Did the television stations think that an all-out war of words would be entertaining to the television public? The theory of a debate is to get the leaders together so voters can get answers and make an informed decision come election day.
That clearly wasn't the case on Tuesday night. If more debates are going to be held in this fashion, we'll be channel surfing pretty quickly.