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End the David Axelrod Debating Society Now

After what feels like the 938th Republican presidential debate, it's a high time to do the obvious and end this tedious road show now. It only benefits one person -- Barack Obama.

We already know (oh, how we know) that Newt Gingrich is the smartest student in the room, that Mitt Romney can look like a president, that Herman Cain was a business success, that Michel Bachmann adopted more kids than Cheaper by the Dozen, that Rick Santorum is a mean self-promoter, that poor Rick Perry is the worst debater since Sally-whatever-her-name-was in the third grade, that Jon Hunstman is a bore and that Ron Paul is, well, Ron Paul.

Do we have to learn this yet again? Do we want to give yet another opportunity to mainstream media hatchet men to further tarnish Republicans before the real election, while serious issues are hardly given an airing.

I think not.

Here's my suggestion. Bag the rest of the debates.

Santorum, Bachmann, Huntsman, and, alas, Perry should all go home. They have less chance of being president than your Aunt Minnie. I would say the same for Ron Paul, but getting Ron Paul to go home is probably more difficult than colonizing Neptune.

Next, let the three remaining candidates -- Romney, Gingrich, Cain -- debate each other. They should do this without the media. What do we need them for? To ask questions? What could be more pointless? Why take up meaningless air time?