The Trump Debate

Inexplicable candidate Jon Huntsman will debate Newt Gingrich, Lincoln-Douglas style, in New Hampshire this month. He will not, however, attend Donald Trump’s inexplicable debate just before the Iowa caucuses. Whatever I think of Huntsman, he made the right choice.

For Huntsman, debates have been an exercise in futility. The current front-runner, the previous frontrunner and Romney generally get the attention from the media. A one-on-one debate with the current frontrunner is the kind of attention Huntsman needs. Plus, Newt will debate anyone at any time. He loves to talk about anything.

Trump will moderate a debate on the ION network. This is a series of affiliates who used to air family friendly programming, but is now reduced to airing second-hand reruns. Right now, they’re showing an old Criminal Minds episode. I suppose this is good publicity for ION, since very few people know what it is. It’s like that debate Bloomberg Information Television almost no one could see.

I see this as a sort of dividing line. If you have a chance as a candidate, you really need to skip this debate. If you just want to be on TV, go ahead. I hope you like your portrayal on Saturday Night Live a few days later. Romney may drop out. He couldn’t even handle a Fox News interview. I can’t imagine what sparring with Trump will be like. Perry should drop out of the race, but definitely the debate. I know Gingrich will show up. I don’t think Cain will be a factor by next week.

Maybe we’ll end up with a debate between Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Gary Johnson, Buddy Roemer and whomever else I’m forgetting. It would also be a good place to air a draft Sarah Palin ad.

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14 Responses to The Trump Debate

  1. 1539days says:

    Meghan McCain claims Michele Bachmann is “just more smarter” than Sarah Palin.

  2. HELENK says:

    good for him. He does need to show what he has got. If he can go one on one with Newt, people will pay more attention to him. Right now he has the problems of working for backtrack and very little media attention. What can it hurt to debate, right now he is not a front runner

  3. lorac says:

    Well, not further down the “thread”, but further down the page….

  4. DandyTiger says:

    I think your assessment is spot on. This is where the race gets interesting, in a sad, regretful sort of way. :\

  5. Lulu says:

    If Newt is given massive amounts of air time he will implode faster. He is a nasty man with nasty ideas and will alternately insult and bore everyone into a stupor. Bachman, Perry, Cain, and the “man on dog” guy are just taking up space and should be ignored until they go away (some people just cannot take a hint). Romney should just treat them like crazy relatives. We will see if Trump has enough self-control to ask moderator questions instead of going off on a harangue. Huntsman reminds me of Obama, a smarmy, conceited, elitist jerk who thinks he is God’s gift (and boring).

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Huckabee’s forum sounds interesting tonight. The questions will be asked by 3 GOP Attorneys General and moderated by Huck.

    One of the AG’s is Ken Cuccinelli (first to go after Obamacare as unconstituional) from VA and just announced he’s running for Gov.

  7. K.T. says:

    It’s highly unlikely that Mitt is going to drop out, IMHO. I think it’s going to be a long slog to the convention. But I’m hoping that MYIQ is correct that Newt’s hubris flares up.

  8. foxyladi14 says: on it ;lol;

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