Hugh Hewitt

If CNN had sent a memo around with a heading "How Do We Make All The Republicans Look Bad?" they couldn't have telegraphed the corporate motive in this debate with any more transparency. What a revealing moment about the "Most Busted Name In News." Imagine a CNN debate in late 1944 --without a question about the war in the first hour. I am surprised Anderson Cooper didn't throw a flag on his own network. Cooper's skills are such that he could be a serious name in journalism, but not if he continues to stand by and let network producers involve him in train wrecks like this one.

To the YouTube kid sent to flak the debate on Tuesday: The voice of the people throws up Grover Norquist? I know Grover. He's not the people. He's a Beltway demigod. And the people want a guitar solo to open their debate?

The circus is leaving town. And not a moment too soon.

Absentee voting starts in New Hampshire on December 10. The Union will be more secure if the Granite State's voters skipped this carnival.

Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt is host of a nationally syndicated radio talk show. Hugh Hewitt's new book is The War On The West.