The Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has cancelled its planned candidate forum “due to circumstances beyond our control”.
In typical knee-jerk fashion, the Democrats blamed the GOP for this turn of events, but it was entirely predictable. Even though the GOP had previously objected to the proposed moderator based on his performance from a ’12 event, the sponsors pushed ahead with him anyway. The idea that an academic from one of the social sciences would be capable of overcoming his inherent bias and prejudices is beyond logic, yet it still happened simply because the Democrat power structure in the QCs is not used to being challenged, they are used to the GOP bending over and grabbing its collective ankles for them.
It is good that the GOP is finally learning the hard lessons from the ’12 presidential debates when George Stephanopoulous blindsided the candidates with a question out of the blue about birth control, which absolutely NO ONE was talking about—until immediately after when the Dems launched their inane War On Women campaign. Of course, former Clinton operative Stephanopoulous denied coordinating with the Dems. No one was convinced.
So good for Bill Bloom for being such a tough negotiator that the Dems and Hispanic CoC were forced to fold rather than be The Imperial Deciders on the forum rules.
With luck, the NRC will be following his example during the next presidential campaign.