At the debate, the moderator asked the candidates: “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” Well, what is a sandwich? A hamburger is a sandwich. And open-faced sandwiches are sandwiches. Are calzones sandwiches? Or rolls? A po boy is a roll with meat in it, and if you could call that a sandwich, then a hot dog in a bun is a sandwich. Social media erupted with all kinds of rants and charts and Photoshops of sandwiches in the candidates’ hands. As the pointless debate continued, the world kept turning, problems went unsolved, opportunities were missed, and nobody was the wiser.