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The Republican presidential frontrunners have declined an invitation to be involved in a PBS debate on minority issues at a black college, to be hosted by Tavis Smiley. Earlier in the year, all but one GOP candidate declined a similar NAACP event. Ditto for a debate on a spanish language television channel. You can read the story here.
It has now become obvious what these men are doing, and I'd like to utter a string of curse words here at the cowardice they are displaying. I submit that if the Republican frontrunners are too afraid to air their views in front of what they perceive will be a hostile crowd (90% of black people vote Democrat, and PBS has a pronouned leftward lean), then THEY ARE NOT FIT TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. The president of the country represents ALL the people of the country, not just the ones it is politically convenient to represent. If they are afraid they will be asked some hard questions, well boo-hoo, then get out of the race. They are SUPPOSED TO BE ASKED HARD QUESTIONS. I had similar disdain for the Democratic candidates earlier this year when the Dems all passed on a debate because it was being hosted by conservative leaning Fox News. It looks to me like we have a bunch of spineless jellyfish wanting to become the leader of the free world and commander in chief. I have only one word in response: NO !
How about all you candidates grow a pair ? Okay, maybe not you Hillary, but the rest of you better man up. You all make me sick.