2012 GOP Candidates Need to Lay Down the Law on Debates
When it comes to the debates, blogger and columnist, Matt Lewis
, reminds Republican candidates seeking the 2012 nomination for President of this axiom: "The people asking questions are usually more powerful than the people answering them."
GOP candidates need to remember this, he argues, when agreeing to the terms of any and all debates. The time is long past when Republicans need sit back and accept that the trade-off for necessary media exposure requires them to take the left-leaning proclivities of mainstream journalists as the given and only reality. The media world is a much bigger place these days and the people watching these debates have a right to expect something better and more challenging than a peppering of questions from the likes of Tom Brokaw. The debates should feature the best of both sides, of course. But featuring the best of the right side of the debate is long, long overdue. If the candidates can agree about nothing else when it comes to the terms of debate, they should--at least--be united and strong in the demand that we end the charade of mainstream media objectivity.
Read the whole post from Matt Lewis. It's 100% dead on.
H/T Jim Geraghty's Morning Jolt
12:20 PM / November 12, 2010