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More on the GOP Presidential Debates

Saturday, November 20, 2010  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

The Daily Caller’s Amanda Carey provides a fine round-up of the growing reaction of rejection to the announcement of a debate diktat from Politico-Olbermann’s Network, henceforth known hereabouts as ONBC, since Keith is so obviously calling the shots for Steve Capus and crowd.

Conservatives agree that the Reagan Library is a fine venue for a GOP presidential hopefuls meeting, and perhaps the first, but are rejecting the manipulated mediation of the nominating process by Beltway-Manhattan media elites that have no interest at all in conducting a good and revealing conversation with would be nominees.

For examples of how to ask questions of potential presidential nominees, see the transcripts of my conversations Thursday with Mitch Daniels, Tim Pawlenty and John Kasich. No gotchas, but opportunities to display personality along with focus on key issues so that a listener/reader can get a sense of whether this individual is worth considering.

My friend The Great One is absolutely correct that the eventual GOP will have to be ready to handle the absurd Obama-love of the MSM, but early in the process the GOP electorate deserves a chance to have the candidates asked serious questions about serious subjects and given the time to answer.

And they deserve not to have that process thrust upon them until the fall of 2011.


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