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Donald Trump to Moderate GOP Debate

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By Doug Powers  •  December 2, 2011 04:01 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

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I’d rather see Trump moderate a vice-presidential debate just to see if The Donald’s hair converging in the same room with Biden’s hair would open up some sort of bad-thatch wormhole in the universe, but hey, this is a start:

Donald Trump is pairing up with Newsmax, the conservative magazine and news Web site, to moderate a presidential debate in Des Moines on Dec. 27.

“Our readers and the grass roots really love Trump,” said Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media. “They may not agree with him on everything, but they don’t see him as owned by the Washington establishment, the media establishment.”

Mr. Trump’s role in the debate, which will be broadcast on the cable network Ion Television, is sure to be one of the more memorable moments in a primary season that has already delivered its fair share of circus-like spectacle.

Trump might do a great job of spotting and calling out the Republican flip-floppers, since nobody flip-flops like The Donald.

I can’t picture Trump moderating a debate without becoming a participant in it, but Scott Pelley proved that you can do just that and somehow still maintain the title of objective moderator, so have at it, Donald!

In my mind, the winner of this debate will be the candidate who can avoid making the obvious “you’re fired” reference the longest.

And look, there’s already a “Moderator Trump” Twitter handle. That didn’t take long.

By the way, Jon Huntsman will sit this one out.

Somewhat related: Mitt Romney declines a Lincoln-Douglas style debate against Newt Gingrich.

**Written by Doug Powers

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