Readers' forum: Stop the debates

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 14 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

Republican presidential candidates, from left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn, take part in the Republican debate, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Mitt Romney's famous $10,000 bet, while being portrayed as a challenge from a especially well-to-do financier, should really just be interpreted as a high bet because he felt it was a "sure thing" to win. Maybe it is time to stop the debates, which are getting somewhat redundant and only confusing the real issues.

Floyd Murphy


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