February 23, 2015

Here’s to a Better Primary Season

Managing Editor of the Daily Single Katrina Trinko says the Conservative Political Action Conference, which kicks off this Thursday, is a prime platform for GOP politicians with their hearts set on the White House to focus on more than – in the words of Shakespeare – “quips and sentences and these paper bullets of the brain.” Instead, Trinko writes speakers like Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Scott Walker and Dr. Ben Carson should focus on their ideas. She writes, “[I]t would be a hopeful sign if potential 2016 contenders actually did talk about policy – and in a more in-depth way than candidates do during a typical campaign speech. Simply saying, for instance, ‘I’ll slash taxes,’ neatly sidesteps the questions of what taxes and by how much. It’s easy for a presidential primary to become more about personality and gaffes, smart lines and inspiring moments than about serious public policy issues.” Bonus points to the candidate that can speak about substantive ideas in a compelling way. After all, the current occupants of the White House has all rhetoric and nothing but dubious ideas. More…

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