In observance of Election Day, we had planned to do a mock presidential debate between two competing technologies. Think Lloyd Bentsen debating Dan Quayle in the late 80s.

Moderator: The question back to you, Hg. What qualifies you to be the version control system of choice?
Mercurial: My implementation of distributed repositories is well regarded, and third party tool support is coming along nicely. If you look at my operating system support, you’ll see I support as many platforms as CVS did.
Subversion: Hg, I was born from CVS. My command syntax closely reflects that of CVS. I know CVS well as we have served side-by-side in datacenters across the globe. You sir are no CVS!

Or perhaps the classic Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter exchange

Java: Garbage collection, memory management, no pointers. These are the issues important to developers that compiled languages are typically against.
Moderator: C++?
C++: There you go again…

So as you can seen, politics and software technologies don’t really mix all that well. In fact, the results can be disastrous. We experimented with running a sophisticated source code indexing algorithm against internet-hosted code repositories. The indexing daemon was inadvertently pointed at site hosting political quotes. Behold the train wreck that ensued.