Time for change
POSTED: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 8:26pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 3:43pm
tyler — With the general election a year away, only 10 more Republican debates to go and that doesn't include the ones between President Obama and whomever the Republican candidate will be. We continue the debate game.
I have mentioned before in the segment all men and women who think they want to be president or county sheriff should be vetted.
But, just in case you have not noticed the way we vet presidential candidates has started to change.
In my opinion there are way too many candidates on stage.
Rules are- if you have 4% OF THE SO-CALLED VOTE, you get to be there.
But, with today's so-called main stream media, which is not longer main stream and the 24-hour news cycle, and along with social media, these debates are nothing but a shooting gallery for the press.
Example, when CBS news' Scott Pelley asked Newt Gingrich what would he have Romney do to become a better candidate.
Gingrich wisely said "I'm not worried about Romney, I'm worried about Obama." Love him or hate him, Newt has not taken the bait in these debates.
The whole process has turned into an undignified media ball game. If you don't agree, wait until the next time the roles are reversed for Democrats.
CBS was also caught through email trying to leave Michelle Bachmann out of the weekend event. It's well known reporters like to only speak to front runners, but the media right now is playing a smug little game with the rules.
And the media as it drifts into the world of social media will only get more polarized as time goes by. These network reporters are not your parents network reporters.
I can see a day when both parties have a debate that is more controlled and not subjected to
reporters trying to invoke attacks on each other and not asking what type of soft drink you think you'd be.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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