When Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman proved they still had a shred of human dignity by refusing to participate in Donald Trump's Very Classy GOP Presidential Primary Debate: The Debatening, they inspired the ever-confused Mitt Romney into staging his own mini insurrection by also refusing to attend. But the powers-that-be have called in the big guns to try to shame their lost flock back to the enormous balled shepherd: "I think candidates should not be afraid in front of the nation no matter who the host of the debate is. What is a bit appealing about this idea of Trump hosting a debate is, consider the diverse audience that perhaps he can attract," Sarah Palin told the Fox Business Network on Wednesday.
While Palin didn't comment specifically about Paul, who said Donald Trump conjured up an "unwanted circus-like atmosphere," Palin thinks Huntsman and Romney can still make up for their lapses in judgment: "I think Romney could and should still change his mind and Huntsman too and jump in there and participate." And why does Palin really think it's so very important that they participate in this debate, even though there are several others they are all participating in this month? "America needs to wake up to what is going on under Obama's socialist policies and how he will bankrupt the country. I'm looking at the debate as a positive thing because of that fact," she said.
Conservative author Dick Morris also implored Romney not to pass up this historic moment of historicalness, a forum that may be more memorable than even the great "Amnesty" debate of late November (though perhaps not as poignant as the Tears and Turkey Thanksgiving Forum) : "I think he is being foolish for saying no...And I think it would be terrific to have Donald Trump ask these guys what they are going to do about the economy and then critique their answers and engage in a give and take. And I think Romney should jump at that opportunity. This is his issue. And frankly when you are 15 points behind you go to debates.”
Maybe they could compromise by all participating in “Stephen Colbert’s South Carolina Serious, Classy Republican Debate.” No one could argue with a debate in which "everyone arrives in a limo, the limos get taken away by helicopter.”