Skip to comments.Trump Debate a Joke? A Reality Show? Beneath Office of President?
Posted on 12/06/2011 9:54:56 AM PST by maggiesnotebook
I don't think so. Last night on the Fox Panel, Donald Trump was roundly flogged for moderating a debate with GOP Presidential candidates. The complaints were that Trump might still run himself, Trump is not a journalist, a Trump debate is nothing more than a reality show, it's a joke and beneath the office of the Presidency (that from Ron Paul). Charles Krauthammer joined in and agreed. Karl Rove has expressed similar opinions. Krauthammer, Rove and other elitists need to get over themselves. True Conservative members of any Tea Party can do as well as any "journalist," and a Trump debate isn't a reality show until it's over and the audience decides it is a joke.
The jokes are the early debates moderated by various progressive, partisan hacks. Most 'journalists' are a joke, in my opinion. Sheeeesh! I am sick of these establishment efforts to elect Mitt Romney, and that's what this is about. I'm still listening to the candidates. I'm still making up my mind, because the two candidates I know without a doubt, will do the job, may be out of the running. I want to hear these debates, and Trump will ask some hard questions. If Trump's position is wrong, or unpopular, so be it, but he's not a joke. If he doesn't do a good and honorable job, if his questions are inane, if no one shows up to debate, if there is no audience, so be it, but as Nancy Pelousy (hat tip to NiceDeb) indicated, you have to read or see something to know what's in it, or what the end result will be.
Shame on Charles Krauthammer and Karl Rove. Talk your guy up if you want to, but stop the condescending bitching.
All of the above! Kudos to John Huntsman for saying so!
Hacks. Krauthammer and Rove are worried the process is spinning beyond their ability to influence things.
“A Trump moderated debate has the potential to reach many times the number of viewers as have the other debates...”
I curious as to how you would support that contention.
Last night on Greta Rove’s first slam on Trump as a debate moderator was the possibility that Trump would float a “birther” question to the candidates.
Obviously the GOP peeps must be protected from such a horrible prospect!
As of Monday, 12/5, Trump has declared war on Rove Krauthammer and Will. I don't think Trump would be reviving the forged LFBC issue if Trump didn't have the goods on Obama.
Turn on the TV and take a look at what/who people like to watch.
Is it better to have the likes of Wolf Blitzer or an MSNBC host moderate a debate?
I’ll watch it. It can’t be any worse than any of the others. The real joke is that anyone would criticize Trump when there has not been equal criticism of some of the other moderators, such as Brian Williams, Wolf Blitzer, Charlie Rose and Anderson Cooper.
Oh no, let’s not a let a successful American businessman/entrepreneur moderate a debate.
We need some blob from the Columbia School of Journalism.
Seriously, what are the criteria for choosing a moderator? They have to be totally devoted to the left and never had a real job?
it would not be any worse than the idiot repubs going on CNN, or MSNBC, or other socialist channels for a debate.
Remember Gwyn Awful and the obama/McCain debate?
That was so much conflict of interest, but old John just went along with it.
Hell, anything would be better than the enemy channels that are doing the current debates (debate used only as an identifier, because there is no debating going on)
We’ll known more after the debate.
All these debates... Trump debates or moderated by leftist gerbalists... Whoever.
I don’t watch them.
I guess it’s all part of the vetting process, but in the end.... We all will have to hold our nose and vote for Romney.
But Trump CAN’T moderate a debate. He doesn’t live, work, and breathe the air inside the Beltway.
“Let the (Trump) cards fall where they may. He’ll be better than the average alphabet newscasting moderator.”
I will agree with that. I heard Glen Beck this morning saying Donald probably has a favorite candidate. I had to laugh as if the alphabet don’t.
That's in his favor. Why should we ONLY have liberals question our candidates?
Has anyone here EVER heard of a democrat debate moderated by a panel of conservative journalists?
People seem to be so happy about upsetting Karl Rove and Krauthammer and Will etc - and that is something to be happy about - that they are simply refusing to remember just how liberal and how out of touch with us Trump himself is.
He’s almost as liberal as Wolf Blitzer or David Gregory or John Harwood. Almost. It’s not a good thing, except that it does upset the likes of Rove (and I’ll admit that is a good thing).
I’m a bit conflicted. Not long ago, with my taste for decorum and traditionalism, I would have turned up my nose at the idea of the Trump debate. But many of these so-called ‘legit’ debates have already been crass and tacky to the point of being highly off-putting. Added to that, they are essentially being conducted from the liberal-media playbook, designed to put all the candidates in the most crummy light. It’s like ceding the battleground to the enemy before even starting.
Taking all that into consideration, I’m finding myself less concerned about a Trump debate. And since Karl Rove is vehemently opposed, that alone practically gives me a reason to support it!
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