Hugh Hewitt joined me in calling for a "Lincoln-Douglas" type debate.
As I said; "Lincoln and Douglas had 7 debates. Each debate had this format: one candidate spoke for an hour and a half, then the other candidate spoke for two hours, and then the first candidate spoke for a half hour. The candidates alternated going first. That is 4 hours each debate, with 7 debates, and a total of 28 hours of debate, for just two candidates."
Lincoln and Douglas weren't even trying to become president at the time. They were just trying to become Illinois senators. The American presidency is too important to let the media determine who will be POTUS in 2008. These times are more complicated.
We need a substantive debate. I don't want to hear a Romney add, and I sure don't want to see McCain or Giuliani adds. Nothing worth saying can be said in 60 seconds. We need hours of debate. For the good of the nation Romney, and Giuliani should commit to at least as much debate as Lincoln and Douglas, or 14 hours of talking from each candidate. 28 hours of debate between the two of them.
Do you agree with me? If you support Rudy, can you try and get him to com-Mitt (ha-ha) to this? Those who know Mitt Romney (not me) can you get him to talk to Rudy about this?
Here is Hugh's article.