Rick Santorum has agreed to participate in the so-called Trump debate and has branded his opponents as hypocrites for turning it down:
"Many of my opponents jockeyed to be the first to fly up to New York and use Donald Trump for a photo op and no doubt try and secure an endorsement," the former Pennsylvania senator said in a statement. "But when Donald wants to moderate a debate – they refuse to attend. That's what's so wrong with politics today – hypocrisy."I don't really get this toadying to Trump. Do enough people take him seriously for his endorsement to matter?
Perhaps being the only other guy on the stage with the frontrunner will give The Other Rick a boost. But his presence will deprive Newt of the chance to debate himself, which would have allowed him to hold and expostulate on twice as many positions as usual. And just imagine the Olympian spectacle of one giant, throbbing hemisphere of the Super Brain running rings round the other. Adverbs would shoot forth like sparks as the countering multi-step solutions mounted ever higher.
For those who believe Gingrich's mad debating skills will save us from Obama, see Quin Hillyer's The Fallacy of the Master Debater:
Nobody is going to slay Obama face to face: He's too cool. He may be bested on points, but he won't show his distress. He may lose at the margins, but nobody -- especially nobody with a history of extravagant and self-defeating utterances, such as Gingrich -- will destroy him in a glorious duel. If he is to be beaten, the defeat will spring from the public's ultimate wisdom in overcoming an $800 million campaign, not from a manufactured gladiator ring.Read the rest.
Many thanks to Michelle Malkin for the link.
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