Why are there plans for Donald Trump to moderate a Republican presidential debate on Dec. 27 in Des Moines, Iowa? (Read) Please let this be a joke or merely the imagination of an overzealous Trump press agent. However, Newsmax, a website headed by Chris Ruddy, who once tub-thumped the conspiracy that Clinton aide Vince Foster was murdered, has confirmed it. (Read)
So let’s get this straight – Donald Trump, reality show fixture, who embarrassed himself earlier this year when he claimed he had “investigators” in Hawaii checking into President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, will host a Republican presidential debate? It’s to be televised on the ION TV network.
Trump is the Republican Party’s Al Sharpton, a political sideshow that is incapable of remorse or a sense of shame. None of the Republican candidates should attend the debate, although this close to Iowa I’m sure most will. To his credit, longshot candidate Jon Huntsman has given his regrets to Newsmax and Trump. (Read)
At this juncture, with the ring-around-the-rosie parade of GOP frontrunners settling on a plump, serial adulterer with faux blow-dried hair who waddles into speeches to the tune of “Eye of the Tiger,” the Republican presidential race is resembling a circus. The site of several candidates paying respectful homage to Trump will only exacerbate that unfortunate resemblance.