That anyone would take Donald Trump seriously about anything is already a concept that is hard to fathom. That the Republican party would elevate him to moderator status for one of their 5705789 presidential debates is downright hilarious… or abysmally pathetic… or both.
Desperate for attention much?
What next, Michele Bachmann as moderator, asking herself softball questions? She’d still get them wrong*. Moderator Grover Norquist running the show in order to push his tax cut policy in the form of a question? Rush Limbaugh at the mic asking the candidates about their positions on health care as he pops a few Oxycontins? Herman Cain’s wife assuming the role of moderator in order to publicly grill and humiliate her wayward soon-to-be ex-husband? Of course, by the time this debate rolls around, Hermie’s candidacy will be nothing but a rancid-pizza-scented memory.
It’s officially a reality television Republican primary now.
Mr. Trump’s role in the debate, which will be broadcast on the cable network Ion Television, is sure to be one of the more memorable moments in a primary season that has already delivered its fair share of circus-like spectacle.
I’m hearing Trump’s hair will demand its own seat. In fact, who knows, Donald the Wonder Mouth could very well hold a simultaneous book signing since he’ll already have a table, a captive audience, cameras, and all the publicity he could dream of.
And speaking of publicity, that is the only justification for any of these candidates to show up, despite any misgivings they might have about appearing with someone like Trump under these circumstances.
And speaking of justification, by giving Trump this much credibility (or any) the GOP clowns running for president would, once again, be validating this post.
The Huntsman campaign: “We have declined to participate in the ‘Presidential Apprentice’ Debate with The Donald. The Republican Party deserves a serious discussion of the issues so voters can choose a leader they trust to defeat President Obama and turn our economy around.”
*With thanks to @ahuntre.