On the Sunday morning talk shows today, two men, each with great shocks of silver hair, made the rounds.
One was the former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. He spoke about his decision not to enter the race for the Republican nomination for president. And then he deconstructed the Republicans' liabilities and assets heading into 2008, articulated a clear strategy for the party, and discussed policy with the brilliance of a policy wonk.
The other was former president Bill Clinton, who spoke of his role as his wife's lead cheerleader. And then he deconstructed the Republicans' liabilities and assets, articulated a clear strategy for his party, and discussed policy with the brilliance of a policy wonk.
Forget about these interminably excruciating Democratic and Republican debates, with their dizzying array of multiple no-chance candidates and their 60 second empty soundbytes.
Give us Newt and Bill. Mano a mano. Give us these two political titans, these two towering intellects, these two genius strategists. Put the two of them on a stage together and let them duke it out over the nation's most important issues. Give us these two real policy thinkers and doers. Give us a real debate.
Bring on the silver foxes.