What can be said about the main stream media (MSM) hosted debates? They have been mediocre at best. Having said that, while tweeting the NBC debate last night, Peter Ingemi suggested that Ed Morrissey of HotAir host an online debate between the remaining candidates. I was one of many to immediately jump on board --not to toot my own horn, but I actually pushed for a non MSM debate on Ricochet here-- and think it is a fantastic idea.
By not having a serious debate during the primaries, the MSM is being dishonest. In the first place, they have not allowed the American public to hear what candidates have to say on substantial topics. Secondly, by asking soft questions the MSM is giving Obama a huge can of worms to open when he starts campaigning against the Republican nominee. Obama will be able to ask tough questions and run ads that the American public will not have been exposed to (courtesy of the MSM). This will undoubtedly turn the tables in his favor and make the Republican nominee look unprepared/irrelevant. As such, it is up to the conservative blogosphere to right this wrong.
If you have been disappointing with the debates so far, get involved in the push to have a real debate hosted by Ed Morrissey. The effort has the hashtag #hotairdebate, so Tweet your support (that just sounds wrong but hey). Should this effort be succesful, it will be a huge breakthrough for the "Army of Davids."