...is not the economy, unemployment, terrorism, reigning in Wall Street, foreign policy, gay rights, or anything like that.
There is only ONE thing that matters in this election and neither the debate moderators, the media, or the candidates will discuss it.
If I were moderating the debate tonight, my instructions to the debaters:
- You will get as much time as I decide you need. It will not be equal.
- I will ask the questions, and keep asking until I get satisfactory answers.
- I have no tolerance for BS.
My first (and perhaps only) question to President Obama:
If you win a second term, you will most likely inherit a Republican House and a Democratic Senate. The last two years marked the least effective Congress/White House combination in memory. You've failed at working with this Congress for two years - how will this change? What assurances does the electorate have that you will be able to get ANYTHING done?
My first (and perhaps only) question to Governor Romney:
If you win the presidency, you will most likely inherit a Republican House and a Democratic Senate. The Republican caucus is dominated by a Tea Party fringe which does not suffer centrists gladly. Speaker Boehner was rendered impotent by this caucus. How will you get ANYTHING done knowing the obstacles you face in a partisan House, and an obstreperous Senate?
This may take a while...
America's greatest challenge is a Congress + White House so infantile that they would make a room full of drooling two-year old pouters and bullies appear coherent, dignified, and civlized.