While each of the first three debates had a decided bias in the questioning, the work of John Harwood from CNBC was totally beyond belief and actually showed just how pathetic TV journalism has become in our country. A debate dubbed to be on financial issues turned into an "insultathon" by Harwood. He started with Donald Trump, asking why he was running a clown campaign, asked Jeb why he was such a failure and jabbed inappropriately at many others on stage. But when Ted Cruz finally called him on it, it was as if a bright light came on and others spoke up as well. And the result? Republican candidates will no longer blindly sit back and assume that the National Republican Establishment will look after their best interests on the campaign trail. They are now going to actively insert themselves in the debate formulation process effective with the upcoming Fox Business debate next week.
It's about time, folks. The process has become more unsavory over time and the Republican National Committee has done a horrific job of looking after what should be its own interests. Reince Preibus should be ashamed of himself. And for those who claim that this is just a show led by Donald Trump for his own glory, I might remind you that Donald Trump has done more to bring public view to the Republican primary system than any candidate since Ronald Reagan. He has energized the party, speaking in a way that the average American can understand and therefore has changed the political equation from the outside. And along with Ted Cruz, the insider who is really on the outside, and Dr. Ben Carson, a plain spoken and highly intelligent man, the closed door experience of Republicanism is being opened for the world to see. And it's refreshing and it will result in a much better party and candidate.
It will be interesting to see how the debate process learns from this and whether or not it responds with much needed change. I think that somehow it will because the energy of the "outsiders" far outshines the same old, same old of the Establishment and the base, independents and yes, even Reagan Democrats are liking what they see.
Contrast that with the coronation that is underway in the Democratic Party with an aging Hillary who shows it and it's hard to imagine that the change won't get results. After watching the sleeper of a first Democratic debate, with the fawning and "milquetoast" questions thrown her way, any thinking man or woman is bound to see the difference and respond in kind. But the problem can be summed up in a question: Do we have more thinking citizens in America or more who don't want to be bothered and will vote for whoever gives them the most stuff? I guess only time will answer that question.
Get involved, pay attention and truly listen for the truth before you make your decision. I think the decision will be obvious. God bless America.