In Defense of The Donald
1:25 PM, Dec 6, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
A lot of fair-minded Republicans and conservatives are saying that the GOP candidates should avoid the presidential debate moderated by Donald Trump.
They say that Trump is a reality television star, and they say that he is an unserious political figure. As Ron Paul stated in declining the invitation to participate in the Trump-moderated debate, “The selection of a reality television personality to host a presidential debate that voters nationwide will be watching is beneath the office of the Presidency and flies in the face of that office’s history and dignity.”
Fine. Perhaps Paul is correct. But perhaps everyone should lighten up. After all, are we really to believe that Trump is any worse than the slew of moderators who have hosted the debates so far in this election cycle?
But there seems to be little need to create such uproar over one debate moderated by one Donald Trump. Besides, Trump is actually an experienced businessman. Surely his questions will be far more interesting than those of many others.