Hey Kos and fellow Kossacks, we still have time to organize a special Netroots Nation / Daily Kos Republican "Anybody but Romney" Debate. It looks like the Republicans are looking for whatever venue they can find, (as long as we agree to take less than our original contract,) for their next debate. By the time they finish with all their debates, we will be the only ones who haven't hosted them.
They are desperate to find an alternative to vanilla. Romney vanilla, at that. I think that we could provide them an unparalleled service in giving a test run for their 'candidate du jour' - who knows who it will be in a few weeks? What's Fred Thompson doing? How bout Steven Baldwin? (Jon Stewart recently gave him a 'shout out')
So, if they won't actually agree to an actual debate then we can actually run a mock debate. We could set up a 'panel' who would ask questions submitted by our members to our stand in for Mitt Romney and whom ever else remained as nominees. Perennial Paul will no doubt still be around shrugging his atlas.
And then we would get Makana to sing his OWS Anthem, We Are The Many, to them at the beginning, end and during the commercials.....
(If you haven't had a chance to T&R this Dairy about Makana singing to the 1%, please do so; it is very enjoyable and uplifting.)
To get back to our Debate.....
Just look at what passed for a debate last night:
In the most recent "Anybody but Romney debate" the group united in attacking Obama and making brilliant foreign policy statements
... employing brilliant, but rarely used Republican scare tactics:
"If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon," Mitt Romney declared in a foreign policy debate in South Carolina sponsored by CBS News and National Journal. "If you elect me as president, Iran will not have a nuclear weapon."(Well the choice is clear for Iran; Obama=nukes, and Romney=no nukes; I hope that Iran is listening.)
Not to be outdone by Romney:
Meanwhile, Bachmann and Cain both said if they are elected they would approve waterboarding as a way to interrogate potential terrorism suspects.(Nice to pre emptively announce that they would flout the Geneva Convention! Good Move.)
And in a highly nuanced policy decision:
"The foreign aid budget in my administration will start at zero dollars," Perry said. "Zero dollars. And then we'll have a conversation."(Must be the Texas water: 'we don't speak to our enemies'!)
Folks, this is low hanging fruit.
We should invite them to a debate and then when the invitation is turned down, we could hold our own "Consolation Republican Debate."
Now, the real problem will be to cast the candidates? I wonder who we could get to 'play' Romney? Bachmann? Paul? Cain? Newt? (I know, the Geico guy!) Hmmm? Who have I left out?
Let's have some fun!