Presidential primary politics has already begun to percolate into the media following the midterm elections. There is now discussion of hosting the first GOP primary debate at the Reagan Library as early as this coming spring. While many conservatives are upset that we are already contemplating debates before the field of candidates is set, I have another bone to pick concerning this development.
Politico announced yesterday that they will be sponsoring that debate at the Reagan Library along with …… NBC news! This is astounding. We have already ceded over the general election debates to be controlled and orchestrated by the Democrat media. Do we need to have them moderate our own primary debates as well? Keep in mind that these media types live in a very different world than we do, and their policy premises and understanding of the political dynamic makes them unqualified to moderate a debate among conservatives.
We should have at least one debate that is moderated by a panel of respected conservative journalists, talk radio figures, and others who would frame the debate in a meaningful way to conservatives. Yet, we are going to let those who garner vociferous antipathy towards conservatives have the opportunity to influence the selection of our leader! Do we really need moderators who will ask the candidate what they will do to curb global warming?
Cross-posted to Red Meat Conservative