I wasn’t born yesterday, so I didn’t expect much from ABC in “moderating” Saturday night’s Republican debate in New Hampshire. I expected that Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopulous, and the local New Hampshire dork would show their obvious liberal biases and their distaste for the republican candidates, but I’m still a bit shocked at their shameless performance during the debate.
Saturday’s debate, just two days before the all-important New Hampshire primary, should have been the most important debate yet for both the candidates and the American voter. Instead, ABC turned it into sham.
From the get go, the phony Diane Sawyer and the equally phony George Stephanopulous shamelessly attempted to put the candidates at each other’s throats. It was sort of like going back to junior high school where gutless little wimps would try to instigate fights between others.
‘Billy said your mother is fat.’
‘Bobby said you got a big nose.’
‘What are you gonna do about it?’
‘Are you gonna let him get away with that?’
When they weren’t trying to instigate, they were busy asking idiotic questions about outlawing contraception and about sitting in a living room with a gay couple. It even came to the point where some spectators in the audience lost their patience with the asinine line of questioning and began heckling the moderators.
When not asking embarrassingly stupid questions, the hacks at ABC were busy editorializing and shilling for Obama. The question on infrastructure, one of Obama’s favorite ruses, is one obvious example; their giddy announcement at the news of 200,000 jobs being added in December, along with their pronouncement that the economy is “finally turning around” is another.
Overall, none of the candidates were allowed to shine through. Perhaps that was the intention of the brass over at ABC. Instead of serving the public interest, maybe, just maybe, ABC wanted to make all the candidates look petty, stupid, and extreme. Nah, couldn’t be!
For what my two cents is worth; Romney will probably win New Hampshire closely followed by Santorum and Gingrich. But then again, I’ve been known to be wrong before.