After a dozen or so Republican debates, we thought we had heard enough to make a decision on who should be our next Republican nominee for the office of the presidency of the United States. However, the debates keep coming.
The Democrats are sitting back and laughing. Rightfully so? I don't think so. The Democrats are sitting back and salivating as the Republican candidates begin to take some swipes at each other hoping they will implode. The debate cycle has also been described as a circular firing squad. Many have repeated what has become known as Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment-did not speak ill of another Republican. They knew the shots were coming. They had to. No one would know what would speak separating the candidates if they did not come out and answer questions.
This debate cycle has also been a circus. Rarely has actually been a debate. Questions are being asked of the most controversial points that is supposed to stir insults coming from the other candidates. If someone takes a shot at you, you have 30 seconds to rebut. The more sparks that fly, the longer the 30 seconds becomes. It's all meant to make sound bites more so than inform the American people.
Then there has been a year-long controversy over who the front-runner is. First is the no front runner argument. Mitt Romney has had the highest percentage of favorable numbers which has seldom gone above 25%. Now that he seems to betaking the lead in the primaries and caucus states, he is emerging as the front runner. That, of course, is also bad because there is the high anti-Romney sentiment. Then we wonder if the Republicans will ever get things together.
The one thing we do know is this: any Republican on that stage is capable of being a better president than the one we have now. But, will we be able to prove it?