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George Curry

George Curry

(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—Politicians and would-be politicians running for president can’t have it both ways: They can’t filibuster while refusing to answer direct questions during televised debates and then complain about not having enough time to talk.

Judging by the blatant lies they told during the recent CNBC debate, they should have far less time to talk. But politicians being politicians, they know how to play to the crowd while droning on and on with their carefully-crafted talking points that are as stale as last week’s fish dinner.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas—who were also standing near the end of the stage in the recent CNBC debate, as I am sure Donald Trump noticed—inflamed the Republican audience by attacking the journalists for their selection of questions. If these presidential wannabes want to play in the big leagues, they should understand that they don’t get to determine which questions are asked of them.

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