[I]f they're smart, candidates look for opportunities to hone their skills in tough forums. Who cares who's asking the questions? If you're going to win and be able to govern, you learn to answer the ones you wanted instead of the ones you got. Once you have power, you don't get to decide who's allowed to cause you problems.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Ten Reasons All Together
Responding to my Nixon brother Hugh Hewitt, Conor Friedersdorf (who's a conservative) gives seven good reasons why right-wing talk show hosts shouldn't moderate GOP debates. Addressing the issue when Hugh raised it November 2010, I could only think of three. Here's one: