Associated Press
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.

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