Add Daniel Henninger to the list of conservatives offering up new ideas to get the most out of the upcoming GOP presidential debates.
With as many as 19 Republicans possibly running for president, “something more is needed this time” than just a one-size-fits-all gabfest.
“In addition to the traditional debates, the candidates or their supporters should underwrite a series of smaller debates/conversations,” writes Henninger. “Divide the 19 into groups of four or five candidates, randomly selected. Pick the issues, and go at it. Give voters a chance to see who these mostly interesting people are and how their minds work outside the confines of a 60-second timer.”
In my column this week I lay out a proposal to randomly assign candidates into debating pairs so debaters can…[more]
It’s taken almost a month, but it is now becoming clearer how Republicans in Congress can stop President Barack Obama’s decision to grant amnesty and work permits to as many as five million illegal immigrants, if not more, depending on the specifics of the proposed actions.
To recall, President Obama announced on November 20 that he is directing immigration agencies to halt deportations of illegal immigrants who are parents of children that were either born in the United States or entered the country as minors. That policy has since been issued as a memo by Homeland Security Secretary…
"Estimates vary about how many Republicans are after the party's presidential nomination, but the number 19 keeps coming up. Nothing in nature comes in sets of 19. The only '19' in my memory is the Rolling Stones singing about someone's 19th nervous breakdown. Welcome to the world of GOP party officials, many on the verge of multiple nervous breakdowns over the flood tide of candidates. ...A GOP donor…[more]