FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Debt & Jobs dominate GOP FoxNews/Google debate question requests.
Let me explain this one: there’s a debate Thursday that’s being sponsored by FoxNews & Google. Google is letting people submit questions via YouTube – frankly, this has more than a slight whiff of gimmick about it, but let’s roll with the notion for a moment. The preliminary survey of submitted questions indicate that the top two categories of questions submitted are “Government Spending” and Debt (17%) and “Jobs & Economy” (16%), with “Social Issues” (12%) and “Energy and Environment” (9%) being the next two. By my calculations, that means that roughly 54% of the questions being submitted involve one of those four topics, which I think that we can all agree are legitimately of interest to Republican voters, yes?
Well, WE HAVE YET TO HAVE A 2012 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY DEBATE WHERE FIFTY-FOUR PERCENT OF THE QUESTIONS WERE LEGITIMATELY OF INTEREST TO REPUBLICAN VOTERS. We have, instead, had inane questions at worst and invitations to intra-debate sniping at best. I for one am getting tired of it. And, apparently, I’m not the only one, either.
I would appreciate it if FoxNews/Google takes the hint, here.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: I also note with some amusement that the top four people that submitters wish to hear from are, in order: Perry, Paul, Romney, & Cain. I was going to dismiss that because I suspect that people have been spamming the results again; but then it occurred to me that the traditional way of getting rid of Ron Paul is to let him talk. So, really, feel free to call on him; we can see how many times he can refer to Afghanistan in a domestic policy question.