Be Our President, Not Our Parent

Almost twenty years ago, ponytailed Denton Walthall stood in the first ever town hall-style presidential debate and asked a question that shall forever live in infamy: The focus of my work as a domestic mediator is meeting the needs of the children that I work with [...] And I ask the three of you, how can we, as symbolically the children of the future president, expect the two of you, the three of you to meet our needs [...] Could we cross our hearts; it sounds silly here, but could we make a commitment? You know, we're not under oath at this point, but could you make a commitment to the citizens of the United States to meet our needs, and we have many, and not yours. Governor Bill Clinton was delighted with the question.  Ross Perot was...well, Ross Perot.  But President George H.W. Bush appeared bewildered.  Meet needs?  Children of the president? When Bush 41 was barely out of childhood himself, he enlisted as a Navy aviator and was shot down over the Pacific...(Read Full Article)