Regardless of the journalistic malfeasance perpetrated at CNN, I would support RedState and Human Events’ call for a Republican debate. The more debates these candidates have, the better informed the electorate will be.

We are just a few weeks away from votes being cast, and even though this seems to be the longest election cycle in memory – no candidate in the GOP has made his mark. Captured the “inevitability” factor and turned it to his advantage. Not one of these candidates seems eminently qualified to become President of the United States.

The responsibility and gravity of the presidential portfolio requires a bright, ethical, grounded visionary. It is a difficult task to find one person who possesses those qualities and the necessary expertise, and experience, to lead our nation as well as accept the moniker: Leader of the Free World.

— Media Lizzy

From RedState and Human Events:

Dear Duncan, Fred, John, Mike, Mitt, Ron, Rudy, and Tom:

The CNN-YouTube Debate was a disgrace. The blame lies largely with CNN, which wanted Republican voters to meet their Republican candidates but only on Democrats’ terms. They did so by portraying the GOP as women-arresting, gun toting, confederate flag-waving simpletons.

You – and we – need a do over as soon as possible.

RedState and Human Events are happy to combine forces and offer the following.

We have a base of readers who represent the Republican wing of the Republican Party. You – and the Republican Party – deserve to face the questions posed by undecided Republicans, not Democratic activists. We will solicit and obtain YouTube videos from those people and vet each questioner to establish that they are – really – – undecided Republicans. We hope to include soldiers in the field in Iraq, Young Republicans, and others who still have not decided among you.

Today, allow us to make you this offer: We will organize a debate at a time and date amenable to you all. We will work with a national broadcaster to broadcast the debate as well as offer it online. We, not the liberal drive by media, will ensure the questioners are who they say they are. And we will choose them based on criteria that will be fully disclosed to you all which ensure the questioners aren’t activists for any Democratic candidate.

It’s time to start talking to Republican voters about issues that will help them choose the Republican nominee. This could be a very good way to do it.

It can be done. We’re happy to help do it. Are you game?


Jed Babbin
Editor, Human Events

Erick Erickson