There were too many debates, giving the opposition and the press.. but I repeat my self way to many sound bites to edit and string together for their own wants.
The article is part of the slapping .... let's have fewer debates -- hell, let's just do away with primaries and settle the nomination in the locker room of the New York Athletic Club, just like the good old days. "Rocky, I think it's your turn this time!" "Why, thanks, Wendell! You're a scholar and a gentleman!"
I’d like to see all of our debates conducted by a panel of Limbaugh, Beck, and Levin and I actually like the way the Huckabee forum worked. It didn’t pit the candidates against each other. In fact the candidates were discouraged from even mentioning each other.
Let the panel of moderators sit down and interview the candidates 1 by 1.
In other Reince words, “we don’t want to confuse our campaigns with any sense of conservatism or differing thought.”
“We need to stick with whomever GOP establishment RINO the elite GOP select, come hell or high water.”
“We think that if we are bland and appeasing enough, some hispanic voter may actually cast his ballot our way!”
“We think that if we try to show ‘feelings’ and commiserate with all the EBT voters, we’ll pick some of them up in the election in 2014.”
We think, we think, we think....problem is they forgot their ideals and foundation of their party. Republican doesn’t mean anything any more except “another frigging politician.”
Yah, good luck with that stifle the grassroots plan. That’s why they didn’t show up to vote R last time around.
Keep strangling dissent, right up until the GOP chokes and dies like the Whigs.
Hey, I have a radical idea, how about limiting participation in the Republican primaries to members of the Republican party? Nah, that’s crazy talk!
First of all those were not debates and should not be so labled. It was a line up for a Leftist media firing squad, with our guys trying to save themselves by blaming one another.
Then their was Newt, who bothered to outsmart them all and carried his own pistol, which he used for all their sakes.
I disagree that the primaries lost the election. In 2008, Hillary and Obama had a brutal primary and Obama still won the presidential election. This past election had more to do with the candidate the Republican Party placed on the ballot...Romney was not a strong candidate.
(Cold link: It's on Bloomberg, we can't cite, quote, or go to the bathroom because Bloomy's lawyers said so.)
Stop using MSM moderators!!!!!!!
...at least until the candidates learn how to use them as Dem party whipping boys.
“Us big people will take care of it. You little people get lost.”
Have the first primary elections in states that actually vote with the party in national elections.
You nailed it. The disaster was all Romney. And while I do think there are WAY WAY too many debates, like you said, I sure don’t see RP going after Rove. He’s in bed with him.
Part of the issue is the moderators. Would the Dems ever let Rush, Hannity, O’Reilly, etc. serve as one of their moderators? (Yes...I know O’Reilly is tainted but the answer is “no” even to O’Reilly).
So...why do we line up and eagerly accept moderators that absolutely “hate” the Conservative mind-set?
This is the issue I would love to see addressed.
without the debates Perry would have won the nomination and the election.
The debates utterly destroyed Perry.
And they had better be figuring out how to close the primaries to Republicans only, or else 2016 will be yet another repeat of 2008 and 2012, only with Biden, Cuomo, O'Malley, Emmanuel, etc. wiinning on Obama's coat tails and using his big fraud machine.
Voting died,,,, Nov, 6th, 2012.........
Of course the next election Dems will have a competitive primary too unlike 2012, and I suspect the Dems will being lining up to take a shot at the WH seeing so much GOP blood.
Looking back the R primary reminds me of that twilight zone were the bad genie gave the shopkeeping couple three wishes and they all went bad.
The candidates all tried to up each other making wildly unrealistic promises that were appropriate for an electorate that doesnt exist, or no longer exists.
Example : “Would veto $1 in taxes for every $10 in spending cuts” they all lined up for. That was twilight zone, and a got-ya yes-no question too.
So like MCain before him Romney ended up opposing the things he really believed in by the time the primary was over.
McCain : amnesty
Romney : socialized medicine.
No wonder they were sitting ducks for Dems.
Ya think Rubio is the next Romney-McCain- Dole?
The Vichy GOPes think moving left will win them votes, they forget this has lost the last 2 elections
I made this point numerous times during the election: Obama and the DNC absolutely commanded Facebook, Google, Yahoo, you name it, with ads. I saw that in 2008 and hoped the GOP would catch a clue...but alas...they did not.
And as far as debates goes...for crying out loud...let's get some conservatives moderating them.