The phrase “battle of the century” is utilized to describe match-ups that bring out the most of the competitors of a certain discipline. It is commonly attached to sports championships. A few examples are like when the underdog New York Giants came back against the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII or when the Chicago Cubs (best team in the regular season) fell behind 3-1 versus the Cleveland Indians in this year’s World Series and managed to overcome the impossible to win it all. Our society turns its attention to things like this because it wants to see who wins in the collision of the unmovable object versus the unstoppable force.
A recent battle of the century occurred recently between two political television hosts who are important figures among millennials of both parties. Tomi Lahren, at the age of 24, is a highly respected member of the Republican Party. She is commonly known for her expressive and controversial “Final Thoughts” on things like Black Lives Matter and Donald Trump. Representing the other side of the political spectrum is Trevor Noah, the host of "The Daily Show." He has made his political stance clear through his constant opposition of Donald Trump.
Their “battle” happened on November 30th. Tomi was a guest on "The Daily Show" and the show ended up being what everyone hoped for. The two sat down and discussed controversial issues. The sparks flew as the unmovable object went up against unstoppable force. Now, we can sit here and discuss who won the discussion. I personally think Trevor brought out his inner Jon Stewart (previous host of "The Daily Show") and won it easily. A conservative, though, could easily argue that Tomi was going uphill from the beginning as she was literally on enemy ground. The thing is that this show was more than just about winning the discussion. It was about two opposite sides coming together, defending their stances, and speaking about legitimate issues. In the 26 minute interview, the two went back and forth, arguing their cases. The fire in their eyes was visible as they spoke and questioned each other. This is what constructive politics looks like. This is what America needs in order to grow as a country. There needs to be political dialogue between the two political sides. The conversation these two had was more productive than the presidential debates. There was no time wasted on things that Americans do not care about, unlike our two candidates who constantly attacked each other on a personal level.
The take away from this intense “battle of the century” should be the political conversation that took place between the Tomi and Trevor. It was a successful conversation and it displayed that conservatives and liberals can have effective discussions about their ideals and stances.