When Michelle Bachmann comes away the winner, one has to wonder. And be thankful it's early in the campaign process and hope the candidates wise up and refuse to fall prey to the silliness of CNN again.
Little is left to the imagination as to where CNN's politics are, just like NBC's. Left. Liberal. None the less you'd think they'd take a Republican debate with at least a modicum of seriousness.
John King set the tone with his 'assume the position' remark. He should be fired for that and what followed. And/or whoever vetted the questions to be asked.
Maybe I take politics too seriously, but when I take the time to tune in to a debate I'm not really interested whether Bachmann prefers Elvis or Johnny Cash or whether Pawlenty is a Coke or Pepsie man. Save the levity for the White House Correspondents Dinner. It's a slippery slope to the Clinton campaign where the iconic question was 'boxers or briefs'. It's a good thing Anthony Weiner wasn't on stage - or for that matter, asking the questions! Must politics be demeaned any further?
I'm really glad Bachmann has fostered 23 kids and is a mother of an additional five. I'm glad Santorum fathered seven kids. And the happy the other candidates also have their progeny to brag about, but I could care less when I've tuned in to listen to ideas, policies, possible soilutions.
Somehow when a reporter crows that the evening produced a cadidate that truly belonged there, Michelle Bachmann, and that she will drive the debate, I would at least like to hear a debate.
Like what would she do about the situation in Pakistan where the men who helped our CIA in the pursuit of bin Laden have been arrested. Or what would any of them do differently than Obama and more importantly how they expect to succeed.
Maybe one network should host one night of chit chat with the candidates, answer all the nonsense, then get on with real debate. Or has that already happened?