• First GOP Primary Debate Postponed, Probably on Account of No Candidates

    You know what's exciting? We're almost at the start of debate season! Only problem is that there really aren't a lot of candidates to participate.

    On the one hand, there are more potential GOP primary candidates than can be accurately measured with your liberal-biased science. Seems like any conservative who feels like it can score a quick headline by going online and booking a quick flight to Iowa on Orbitz.

    On the other hand, we have only two actual people who have actually thrown their hats into the ring, and one of them is a gay — so, well, you know — and the other is Tim Pawlenty.

    That said, shut it down

    In an unusual move, the coveted first debate of the 2012 presidential primary season is being rescheduled. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced that it is moving its "Reagan Centennial GOP Presidential Primary Candidates Debate" from May 2 to Sept. 14, 2011…

    The Reagan Library debate is in conjunction with media partners Politico, NBC News and Telemundo. With only one top tier candidate, Tim Pawlenty, having officially filed the paperwork for a Presidential Exploratory Committee, not enough candidates were ready to commit to the debate to hold it on its original date.

    "Although there will be a long and impressive list of Republican candidates who eventually take the field, too few have made the commitment thus far for a debate to be worthwhile in early May," said John Heubusch, executive director for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. "The Reagan Foundation's first Republican presidential primary debate will move to the fall, allowing enough time for the full slate of candidates to participate," Heubusch said in a statement.

    The Republican presidential field is, right now, kind of like an amusement park just before the beginning of spring. It's so calm and empty now, so full of promise. But you just know that any day now, it's going to be filled with screaming obnoxious idiots vomiting garbage all over each other. (I should mention that I spent several years working on the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey.)

    Tags: Debates, Fred Karger, Primaries, Republicans, Tim Pawlenty


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