Bush was a special case, because his administration, his 8 years in charge, was a complete bait-and-switch operation, in every area. talking about his presidency at all is/was a loser, for him.
Can any of you who want a debate provide a single precedent?
I have personal experience in this, not as a President obviously, but in regards to my military job, I was privy to information that cannot be divulged. So if I were to get into a debate with somebody, about the specifics of my job and they didn't have the same clearance(and need to know basis)that I had, they can basically say whatever they want and I have to goosestep over everything I say, so as not to divulge information that is not for general knowledge.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
No, absolutely not. The President should not indulge the whims and desires of anyone.Should Obama debate Rush?
Rush is a pathetic bully and nothing else. You don't deal with a bully by debating them. You stand up to them. I am so glad to finally see this happening. We only have to look at Al Gore and John Kerry to see the results of taking the high ground and ignoring the idiots.
What I truly don't understand is how Rush and his ilk can say that they want the president to fail but not 6 months ago they were saying that anyone who was against the war in Iraq was against the troop and un-American. In their "minds?" it is not OK to question the need for a war against a country that did not attack us but it is OK to want the president's policies to fail resulting in an economic disaster for our country. I don't understand how such conflicting thought can exist in the same "mind" without their heads exploding. I originally thought Rush was just stupid, but he is showing such an increased level of stupidity that I don't know how he functions in society. If doesn't have enough brain power to see his own hypocrisy, how does he have enough brain power to dress himself?
So no, the President of the United States should not take time out of trying to solve the huge problems left/caused by the previous administration to debate the likes of Rush Limbaugh. I would be really interested if Rush would debate the president, or anyone, in a true debate. I doubt he would be willing to debate anyone in a venue where he did not have complete control. He wouldn't begin to know what to do if he couldn't cut someone off when they started gaining ground.
~Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
~I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.
~If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?