This Is a Joke, Right?

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on December 3, 2011

It’s amazing, really. The economy remains near stalling speed, unemployment continues to be a problem, the Obama Administration looks as though it has lost control of events–largely because it has–and as a consequence, voters are ready to give Republicans every chance to take back the White House.

And the Republican response? To seriously entertain the idea of having Donald Trump moderate a Republican presidential debate, thus making themselves look absurd in the eyes of the public, and causing Barack Obama to think–not without justification–that he might yet get re-elected.

Kudos to Jon Huntsman for refusing to be part of this amazingly silly spectacle. Would that all other Republican candidates adopt his stance. And would that the party in general get serious. Republican candidates for high office may be given a chance by events to govern. They should show themselves to be worthy of the opportunity.

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