After Robert George, the Future of Intellectuals and GOP Debates
In light of Princeton professor Robert George helping moderate the GOP debate yesterday, I've been playing around with the idea that we could have several serious conservatives, from academia and the think tank world, grill potential GOP presidential candidates.
My first instinct would be go for the heavy hitters on all policy fronts, people like Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol, Victor Davis Hanson, and Michael Barone, and then move to more specialized persons, like Charles Murray, Yuval Levin, Richard Epstein, John Bolton etc. But that is just a rough idea. I'm curious to hear what others think about this, whether the GOP would benefit from hearing from our intellectual heavyweights scrutinize our candidates, or whether this would just be an excessive in futility.
Who do you think would excel in this type of format and produce probing questions for our presidential hopefuls?