MSNBC was the perfect host for this debate

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I'm glad that last night's debate was on MSNBC. I'm glad that Chrissy Matthews was the moderator and that Olby was the 'analyst.' Don't get me wrong, there were a bunch of stupid questions and the whole thing was set up by that way by the leftist "journalists" that populate the MSM. They reveled in trying to tie the Republican candidates to President Bush in a negative way. The question submitted online were banal. The moderators walking across the stage showed me that they thought they were the stars of the night, not the candidates. And then having several liberals discuss the debate once it was finished showed the networks true colors.

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Nonetheless, having the debate on MSNBC was a good thing. Why? It lets every candidate know that these are the questions you can expect for the rest of the campaign. If you can’t handle stupid questions from the heavily partisan press then you don't deserve the Republican nomination. They aren't your friends, they won't ask you easy questions (which is to be expected), but they also won't ask you questions 'framed' from a conservative viewpoint. If you think they should or will, then you should close up shop now.

Two cases in point: Romney was prepared for the communion question, I'm pretty sure that Romney is capable of handling questions like these from dealing with the liberal Boston media during his time as governor. On the flip side Tommy Thompson was completely unprepared for the cheap shot thrown at him (should businesses be able to fire homosexuals). He fumbled around for an answer and ended up with a yes - he should have said something about America being a tolerant nation and doubting that a competent employee would be fired for something not work related "I just don't buy your premise" and moved on.

All candidates (declared and undeclared) take note, these are the questions you will get. Yes, yes, you'll get a few easy ones about taxes or vetoing spending, but expect the liberal media to try and get you in a 'gotcha' moment. If you can't handle that, it's time to get out now.

The more hostile venues the better, it'll be practice for when whoever it is gets into the White House.

I don't want another Great Non-Communicator in the White House with R behind his name. Consider this the training phase - we need to weed out the weak.

George W. Bush: He's A Folder ... Not A Fighter.

I think it is important that these candidates realize what they are up against in the media. It's why I think Romney and Rudy have a bit of an edge on the others at this point.

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I was intending to post a comment on one of the other blogs to this effect; thank you for stating it better than I would have. I completely agree that we need to nominate someone who has a demonstrated ability to handle the negative media representatives he is going to be constantly dealing with as president, particularly in a time of war. I appreciated the chance to see how each of the current candidates responded to this type of pressure.

for the kind words!

And to think, just the other day, I was internally lamenting that you don't write enough diaries.

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I guess I'll just have to work on that :)
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The CIA has better politicians than it has spies - Fred Thompson

...can't handle the pressure of a cable network, then they've got no business being in the White House.

Wait! It seems to me that there IS a party like that. Oh yeah! It's the Democrats. If they can't take the heat of a handful of FOX journalists and talk show hosts, how are they going to deal with Al Queda and other terrorist organizations. Oh yeah, the same way they're trying to right now: bending over and puckering up.

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Marc Bublitz

because Ronald Reagan Jr. works for MSNBC so of course they were going to be asked to do it.

The inconvenient truth is that MSNBC is TOAST. Chris Matthews is no Lou Dobbs when it comes to chairing a debate. Hopefully, his days of television are numbered and perhaps he can become a D.J. on a folk radio station....a position compatible with his thinking.

And that is the only thing MSNBC is good for. Helping our candidates understand that the MSM considers them to be the enemy and will try to destroy them, even if it means harming the country.

Good post Darin.

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