In the comments to my last post, a theme emerged. Many, if not all, of us find the format used in the Republican debates thus far inadequate. We would like to see the candidates – especially, the serious contenders – put through their paces in interviews in which they have an opportunity to articulate their answers in more than sound-bites.
Who, I ask, is better equipped to do interviews of this sort than our own Peter Robinson? What venue is better suited to the flow of reason than Uncommon Knowledge? Consider Peter’s interview with Paul Ryan. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Herman Cain were subjected to the same process? And Mitt Romney? And Rick Perry? Maybe, then, maybe we would get a feel for each of these men.
And here is something else that is good. We can watch the webcast at a time of our own choosing, and we can watch it more than once. Sometimes, the second time through, one notices something very important that one did not catch at first.
I have more than once been under the gun with Peter (we did a taping last week). He does his homework. He probes – and he forces the individual being interviewed to think on his feet. I would like to see Romney, Perry, and Cain forced to think on their feet.
So, Peter, the ball is in your court!