The WaPo's Steven Pearlstein had the spot-on response to yesterday's debate for the Republican presidential field: To hear it from the Republican pre
October 9, 2007

The WaPo's Steven Pearlstein had the spot-on response to yesterday's debate for the Republican presidential field:

To hear it from the Republican presidential hopefuls, the only way for the party to win back the trust of voters on economic issues is to start telling the truth.

Well, fellas, what are you waiting for?

Instead, for two hours yesterday, the nine white men who would be president were each peddling the Big Lie that the only way to ensure economic growth is by cutting all the taxes ever created -- and when you're finished with that, cutting them some more....

It is becoming clear, not just from this and previous debates but also from their speeches and position papers, that the leading Republican candidates aren't serious about economic issues.

That's true, but I have a follow-up question: are they serious about any issues?

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