"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Favorite Article of the Day: We Should Not See GOP Presidential Debates Before the Next World Series

We couldn't agree more with Jim Geraghty of National Review.  I saw the information that Nancy Reagan wanted a debate next spring and almost lost it.  We are starting on a new Congress in January with an agenda to turn back the Obama agenda and now people want a Presidential debate?  Give us a break!  We have had enough of campaigns to last for sometime.  It is way too early and we agree the message will get lost by the time voting finally rolls around.  Whoever came up with this idea needs to rethink. 

American people want to see action out of Congress not more campaigning.  Some naive people didn't even wait a month after November 2nd before springing this on us.  Frankly I resent the idea and so will a lot of Americans.  Perpetual campaigns need to end with this election cycle.  Time to for Congress to get to Work and not worry about the next campaign.  Also would recommend the grandstanding STOP in the Senate and start working together for the American people!  No one person needs to always take the credit -- Congress needs to be a team effort to stop the runaway spending and march toward the left.

We Should Not See GOP Presidential Debates Before the Next World Series

November 11, 2010 12:46 P.M. By Jim Geraghty

Holding a GOP presidential campaign debate in spring 2012 2011 sounds like an astonishingly bad idea.

Former first lady Nancy Reagan announced plans Thursday to invite the leading Republican contenders to the first debate of the presidential primary season, to be held at her late husband’s presidential library and co-hosted by POLITICO and NBC News.

The debate, sponsored by the Reagan Presidential Foundation, will be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif., during the spring of 2011. NBC News will serve as the television partner for the debate while POLITICO is the online content partner.

Most Americans are not like you and me. They do not like political campaigns. They do not like two-year campaigns. They do not like debates for a general election roughly 20 months away, or a primary six months away or more.

If we have them in spring, then groups will be inviting these folks for additional events every month through 2011 and 2012. By the time anyone is actually voting, we will have had six or seven. Debates are a good thing, up to a point; when a cycle has 20 or 30, no particular debate stands out or ends up making much difference. There’s a reason that most presidential years have three or fewer.

As a campaign correspondent, I’m arguing against my own interest here. But for pete’s sake, let’s not exhaust the American people nor our candidates. There is plenty of time.

Source: National Review.com

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