Crowd Favorites to Face off in Texas

The Texas Tea Party Patriots will be hosting a Lincoln/Douglas-style debate between Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich, National Review On-line is reporting.  Myself, I think this is a great idea for both men, as it gets them off the stage with the rest of the crowd, and narrows the focus more sharply.  I like the idea, and I think it will provide for some excellent discussion, and a genuine furthering of the debate over who to nominate(or who not to nominate) for the top of the Republican Presidential ticket.  Both men should get a gold star for thinking outside the box on this one, and I think it’s a sharp move, and it demonstrates a willingness to go the extra mile to make their respective cases to prospective supporters.

The event will be held on November 5 at the Woodlands Resort near Houston, according to the National Review Online.  It will feature Representative Steve King, R-IA, as the master of ceremonies.  No network has yet agreed to air the event, but organizers are hopeful.  It should make for great television, because these two are probably two of the better performers consistently in all of the debates held thus far.  They will be discussing entitlements, and it will be a much more issue-oriented debate.

This is what the Republicans needed to do to break out of the mold the media has been creating. Excellent!