Trivializing the selection of the next Commander-in-Chief trivializes the men and women whose lives are on the line across the globe and mocks the sacrifices of their families.
“Want a serious debate about who should be the GOP nominee?’ I ask in the column. “Ask former Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs or former Chiefs of Staff of the Army and Air For Force, Commandants of the Marine Corps or Chiefs of Naval Operations to ask the questions of the candidates. That would be a debate equal to the seriousness of the times we face.”
The two big events of Sunday which will shape this week’s news curve are Senator Tom Coburn’s comments on Newt to Fox News’ Chris Wallace. I asked the former Speaker last week about the possibility that some of his former colleagues would side with President Obama against him, and Newt dismissed the idea. Because time ran out, Coburn was not asked this specific question, but he will be, and I hope the Oklahoma lawmaker says “Of course I would support Newt because he is pro-life and President Obama is not.”
The second event is the Parade Magazine cover story on Mitt and Ann Romney. They don’t come any better than this, and they usually don’t come on most newspaper receiving doorsteps in the country. I expect Team Romney may be collecting this piece for redistribution in Iowa between now and January 3.