No to Trump as Host of Debate

I can count on one hand the number of statements with which I agree with GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul. This is one of them:

The selection of a reality television personality to host a presidential debate that voters nationwide will be watching is beneath the office of the presidency and flies in the face of that office’’s history and dignity. Trump’’s participation as moderator will distract from questions and answers concerning important issues such as the national economy, crushing federal government debt, the role of the federal government, foreign policy, and the like. To be sure, Trump’’s participation will contribute to an unwanted circus-like atmosphere.

One need only recall Trump’s flirtation with running for president earlier this year, and his weird obsession with Barack Obama’s birth certificate, to confirm the wisdom of Paul’s comments. A party that identifies itself with clownish figures will soon be seen by the public, and rightly so, as clownish.

Here’s some unsolicited advice to the GOP: a party that featured Herman Cain as a top-tier challenger for the nomination doesn’t need Donald Trump to host a presidential debate.

Can a roundtable discussion with the Kardashian sisters be far behind?