Just when I thought we could not possibly be overloaded with any more GOP primary debates, what do I find out we're going to get treated to? Donald Trump moderating yet another debate, this time sponsored by the right wing rag, Newsmax.
"The Donald" appeared on Fox's On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to hype the upcoming debate and I'd love to have a dollar for every time the words "ratings" or "serious" left his mouth during this interview.
I think a debate with Trump doing the moderating might be the only one we see where the moderator actually spends more time talking than the candidates are allowed to have time to answer.
We live in bewildering times. It wasn’t so long ago that the Donald was himself running in the Republican primary. Now he’s hosting a GOP primary debate for conservative publisher Newsmax in Iowa.
Not all the candidates are showing up, however. Jon Huntsman is sitting the debate out. His campaign told Business Insider, ”Lol. We look forward to watching Mitt and Newt suck-up to The Donald with a big bowl of popcorn.” Zeke Miller notes that sitting out the debate, “may help Huntsman with his message that he is the only adult in the GOP field.”
As to the latest Trump moderated debate, it will be interesting to see if Mittens decides to show up or not. Greta also got the "big scoop" that Trump was going to endorse one of the candidates after the upcoming Newsmax debate was over, but Trump would not say if it would be immediately following the debate or not. I assume he believes that the Fox audience will be waiting with baited breath to find out who he plans to support. I can hardly wait (yawn). Trump apparently believes the rest of America thinks as highly of him as he does himself.
It appears Mitt Romney won't be showing up at the Donald Trump moderated debate sponsored by Newsmax coming up at the end of the month, but unlike his fellow GOP primary candidates Jon Hunstman and Ron Paul who were willing to say openly that the debate is a joke, in typical Romney fashion, he punted. Read more...