Awww! Wittle Newt thinks he’s gonna get to debate Pwesident Obama! How pwecious!
During a campaign stop today, Newt claimed that he won’t debate President Obama if reporters serve as moderators. Even though every debate is moderated by a reporter of some kind, Newton seems to think he’s special and that he gets to make the rules. I don’t know what he thinks he’s entitled to — a debate moderated by Colonel Sanders?
It’s kind of cute, in a way. Cute like a raccoon is cute until you realize it’s rabid and it tries to bite your face off.
What? I don’t know.
From Think Progress,
GINGRICH: As your nominee in the fall, I will not accept debates in which reporters are the moderators, because I will not accept another Obama person in the debate.
Newt has revealed himself to be the proverbial naked emperor. Instead of having no clothes, he apparently has no debate skills.
Today, he appeared on Fox and Friends to complain about Brian Williams asking last night’s debate audience to hold any applause until the commercial breaks:
In an interview with the morning show “Fox and Friends,” Mr. Gingrich said NBC’s rules amounted to stifling free speech. In what has become a standard line of attack for his anti-establishment campaign, Mr. Gingrich blamed the media for trying to silence a dissenting point of view.
“I wish in retrospect I’d protested when Brian Williams took them out of it because I think it’s wrong,” Mr. Gingrich said. “And I think he took them out of it because the media is terrified that the audience is going to side with the candidates against the media, which is what they’ve done in every debate.”
You see, for all of his talk about wanting to go toe-to-toe against Obama in a series of seven thousand Lincoln-Douglas style debates, Newt doesn’t want to debate Obama. He wants to preen for the camera and act like a pompous jerk. He wants to debate the media and bask in the glowing approval of the debate audience members who think the librul media is trying to turn them in to socialists.
Rick Perry Challenged Nancy Pelosi to a Debate.
Bonus Nancy SMASH! video below:
Mitt Romney was once again the clear victor in Tuesday’s GOP debate.
And by that I mean only that the Republican primary voters are no more and no less confident about who should or who will win the GOP nomination next year than they would have been had the debate never taken place.
Herman Cain had a good night beating the audience over the head with his “simple, fair, neutral” 9-9-9 tax plan, but Cain’s radical idea to replace the entire current tax code I think has more to do with the joy he gets from saying “9-9-9” than any actual merit of the proposal.
Rick Perry didn’t have a bad, night, which is to say that he did have a bad night because the media buzz leading up to the debate created some pretty high expectations for the Texas governor. It was a make-or-break night for Perry, and if he didn’t blow Romney out of the water he was going to be written off.
He didn’t blow Romney out of the water, but neither can he be written off at this point in the race. Romney’s still Romney, after all. He’s smooth, but almost too smooth; rehearsed, but almost too rehearsed; and overall, the base was given no reason last night to feel any different about the former Massachusetts governor than they did a week ago, as the general feeling that he will say anything to get elected was magnified with his performance.
The door is still wide open for anyone to walk through, mainly because nobody cares about these debates except the moderators and the debaters themselves.
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