The Comedy Party
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by Dave Winer

Some day there will be a presidential candidate who, instead of spreading doom and gloom, and stretching the truth to make themselves look great and make the other guy look corrupt, will instead employ a troupe of sophisticated comedians, who put out videos every week or even more often, that inspire people to think, and get excited about what they can do. Laugh at ourselves, it's not like anyone gets out of this alive. ;-)

It will be impossible to stop the campaign, because no one with a sense of humor, of either party, will want it to stop. Unlike the current campaign in the Democratic Party which is getting less inspiring every iteration, and more destructive.

Trump showed us how to do this. I was repeatedly blogging here during the debate season in the Republican primary campaign that the Democrats needed to get a bi-weekly panel of comedians together to hold real debates, on TV, opposite the Republican food fights. It totally would have worked. Way too late now, but not for the next cycle. 

Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Seinfeld, Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Colbert, Dana Carvey, Whoopi Goldberg, Louis CK, Ali G, Kate McKinnon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey (I almost wrote Sarah Palin), Kevin Hart, Chevy Chase, Larry David, Eddie Murphy.

In this way I think Al Franken will be proven to be visionary about what talents are needed to be a successful politician.