National Rifle Association exec. vice president Wayne LaPierre challenged president Obama to a one-on-one, face-to-face, knock-down-drag-out…
cage match debate!
In a recent video the head of the gun lobby fired back at POTUS, saying that while he wouldn’t appear at any of Obama’s “fixed fights,” like last week’s town hall meeting on gun control, he would meet the president on stage, with a neutral moderator acting as ref.
“I’ll meet you for a one-on-one, one-hour debate—with a mutually agreed-upon moderator—on any network that will take it,” said LaPierre. “No pre-screened questions and no gas-bag answers.”
“Americans will judge for themselves who they trust and believe on this issue—you or the NRA,” continued LaPierre. “Let’s see if you’re game for a fair debate. It’s your chance to show the American people you’re not afraid to meet the NRA on neutral ground.”
Wow! There it is. Quite the challenge for Obama. Man, would I love to see this spectacle! Can you imagine, Barack versus Wayne 2016? That would be epic.
To be honest, I think Obama would have the advantage. He is, after all, a more seasoned debater. Plus, he is more cool-headed and charismatic than Wayne (who can be rigid and awkward at times).
Don’t get me wrong, LaPierre would have the facts and information down pat, but in most debates style wins — not substance. For proof of that just watch the next GOP debate and really listen to Trump’s simplistic answer’s versus someone like Rubio, Cruz or Fiorina. In terms of detail and specificity, it’s not even close. They all blow Trump out of the water. Yet, Trump is leading in the polls.
So, I applaud LaPierre for putting the challenge to Obama. While he might not win, he’d certainly go down swinging and, in the end, the Second Amendment would be better for it.