Once upon a time, this might have seemed like some sort of ridiculous make believe absurdist nightmare scenario.
Today, it barely even raises an eyebrow…
Donald Trump is pairing up with Newsmax, the conservative magazine and news Web site, to moderate a presidential debate in Des Moines on Dec. 27.
"Our readers and the grass roots really love Trump," said Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media. "They may not agree with him on everything, but they don’t see him as owned by the Washington establishment, the media establishment.”
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.
And this is before the Iowa caucuses even officially mark the beginning of primary season. I don't know how they're planning to out-salacious the Trump/Newsmax debate next year. They will; I just don't know how they'll do it.
Mark my words, though: If no clear frontrunner has emerged by the time the South Carolina primary rolls around, we're going to see candidates tattooing anti-gay marriage pledges onto their thighs on live television.
That or Glenn Beck will be asked to moderate a debate.
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