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Those Out of Touch Republicans

By on 11.29.07 | 1:10PM

There are many reasons to be peeved about the CNN YouTube debate. Some have expressed thoughts similar to mine. (The planted Democratic questioners are just one visible aspect of the atrocious conduct of the debate.) For me, the most galling part was the issue selection. Marc Ambinder rightly asks, for example, why no health care questions. It is not like the major candidates don't have plans or that Florida voters don't consider it a top issue. They apparently had some videos to choose from and booted them all. Under the belief that guns, abortion, immigration and gays in the military are the only issues Republicans care about we got plenty of those questions. That then gives CNN and other MSM outlets the opportunity to say "See, they never talk about healthcare or education, those rabid Republicans."

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