In a democracy, all candidates are considered equal, regardless of their views, their lack of support, and the propeller on their hat. But ours is a democratic republic, not a democracy. And the point of the Republican Party nomination process is to win the 2016 election. I do not see where allowing every jackass with a campaign button on stage.
Someone has to be grown up and just say no.
No, George Pataki, you are not a serious candidate.
No, Mitt Romney, you had your chance.
No, Mike Huckabee, America filled its quota of Arkansas governors as president.
No, Ben Carson, one speech does not make you a serious candidate; this is not the Democratic Party.
No and hell no, Donald Trump.
Republicans should wait until after the 2015 election and hold their first debate among the top five in a poll conducted by the party. That would likely be Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Chris Christie.
But what about John Kasich? Carly Fiorina?
What about them? I am sure they would make excellent presidents.That's not the point. Winning is. Debates that make the Republican Party look like a Looney Tunes poster won't cut it.