January 18, 2012
Newt and the '10 PM Question'
It's 10 pm. It's Martin Luther King Day. You're in the South. A packed auditorium is deathly quiet. A large national TV audience is watching. The electoral stakes are sky-high. You are sweating on behalf of your favorite candidate. Then an African-American journalist calls your guy's name -- and asks a racially tinged "gotcha" question. OH NO! Hit the mute button. Take a beer break. I can't bear to watch! Why do we let liberals moderate our debates?! So it's not exactly "the 3 am phone call" from the 2008 race. No, it's scarier than that. It's the "10 pm question." And you can bet your bottom dollar it's coming to a general election debate near you. You have to know it is. So the question the Republicans need to ask themselves is this: whom do you trust to handle "the 10 pm question"? And let's be honest. We absolutely cringe at the thought of most of our candidates -- past...(Read Full Article)