The Boob Tube Debate
Special Ed Morrissey has a "simple solution" (at least he's honest about his limitations) for the Republicans' refusal to participate in a YouTube-format Presidential debate on CNN: "have CNN cede the editorial/selection process to the New Media, in the form of the blogosphere."
Ed goes onto explain that when he says the blogosphere, he means only the lobotomized portion of the 'sphere, that is "primarily Republicans, but perhaps with independent/centrist representation as well." The committee would not only choose all the questions, but "would also agree to the order in which the questions would be asked," select Anderson Cooper's wardrobe and collect all the ad revenue in consideration for services rendered.
In fact, why don't you make things even simpler, Ed, and hold your own fucking debate? Then you can ask the hard questions, like "Why has the MSM persecuted you by referring to your distinguished legal career as lobbying, Senator Thompson" and "If you are elected, Governor Romney, will you allow the Defeatocrats to slander our heroes at Guantanamo Bay?" And by allowing Hugh Fuckwit to pass along the questions to Mitt Romney in advance (and Assrocket to brief Huckleberry Fred, etc.), you can eliminate all the spontaneity which makes most debates so tedious. You could even have A.J. Strata proofread them for the sake of professionalism.
I'm not kidding. The Republican candidates have pandered to chuckleheads like Slow Eddie from day one. They should come out of the closet and let everyone see the kinds of clots whose votes they value above all.