I ... I don't know how to respond to this
Donald Trump is pairing up with Newsmax, the conservative magazine and news Web site, to moderate a presidential debate in Des Moines on Dec. 27. [...]
Mr. Trump’s role in the debate, which will be broadcast on the cable network Ion Television, is sure to be one of the more memorable moments in a primary season that has already delivered its fair share of circus-like spectacle.
At first glance it seems like something Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and the entire writing staff of Saturday Night Live would come up with as practical joke. The only way it could get better is if every candidate was required to dress up as the animal that they felt best represented their foreign policy views.
So what are the odds of this Cirque du Toupee actually happening? It's unclear. Huntsman has already declined, apparently, and as of the moment nobody else has confirmed, but:
Though presidential candidates may initially balk at the idea of appearing in a debate where Mr. Trump – with his bombast and The Hair – is the one posing the questions, they may ultimately see it as an invitation they can’t refuse. In fact many of the candidates have already met with him, some more publicly than others.
Apparently the GOP is no longer content to confine their high comedy to their choice of candidates: Now we're getting the moderators involved. And I really can't imagine where we go from here. Once you've had a debate for the Presidency of the Freaking United States hosted by Donald Trump, how do you top that?
I know this sounds crazy, but I'm beginning to think Republicans don't really take this whole "government" thing very seriously.