4 Reasons Megyn Kelly Should Moderate Every Debate From Here On Out
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly might have been missing from the second GOP primary debate, but the public's desire to see her host again certainly wasn't. The second debate just wasn't the same without the news maven at the helm, subtly throwing shade at Donald Trump and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Despite the fact that she sometimes says things that make you question your support, there’s no use in denying it: Megyn Kelly should moderate every single GOP debate, if for no other reason than her massive entertainment value.
Remember that time she told Trump, “Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks [and] you once told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees … Does that sound like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?” Or how about my personal favorite: That time she laid into former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for seemingly calling women who swore “trashy."
Kelly simply isn’t afraid to stand up to the powers that be, without regard to their political affiliation. And with a field of skittish GOP candidates all ready to skirt every single debate question like their lives depend on it (because face it, they probably do), this second round of questioning, and every GOP debate henceforth, could absolutely use a little injection of Kelly power.
If that’s not a good enough reason for you to want Kelly in the moderator seat, here are a few more:
She’s Not Hugh Hewitt
Radio personality Hugh Hewitt, who co-hosted Wednesday’s festivities, once allegedly tried to convince the Richard M. Nixon Library in California to “pre-screen” researchers trying to use the library’s services. Namely, Watergate reporter Bob Woodward, whom Hewitt called, “not a responsible journalist.”
Meanwhile, Kelly is a fresh voice who’s more likely to want to put the next Commander in Chief on blast than get involved in such shenanigans. Right on, girl.
Someone Needs To Guide Ben Carson Through The Scary World Of Politics
Let’s be real. GOP candidate and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson is a nice guy. Better than that, he’s an incredibly gifted doctor who was the first to successfully separate craniopagus conjoined (connected at the head) twins. But intellect in one field doesn’t necessarily equate to automatic super smarts in another, as Carson has so eloquently shown us. When asked at the South Carolina Freedom Summit this summer which living president he believed was the greatest, for example, Carson answered,
I don't know. I'd have to think about that one for a long time.
Oh, Ben. You only have five options, two of whom are Republican and both of whom are named “Bush”. Just pick one. Whether he was nervous or genuinely didn’t understand the question, it’s safe to say that he really needs the helping hand of someone like Kelly, who will just repeat a question back to him a couple times to make sure he’s solid on his answer (“... Are you sure you don’t know the answer to this, Dr. Carson?”). From now on, let’s call Kelly “Ben Carson’s presidential trainer,” just to be all-inclusive.
Her Twitter Account Is Incredible
Not only does Megyn Kelly display incredible restraint (take a hint, Mr. Trump), she's incredibly thorough. How she tweets so quickly and efficiently is a complete mystery. Not only is Kelly's Twitter a great place to pull your favorite Mike Huckabee gaffes, but the lead anchor also occasionally gifts us with tiny glimpses behind the scenes of the political world. Score.
She Wins Every Debate Herself (So No One Else Has To)
Kelly could debate you on the right way to hang a roll of toilet paper (Hint: Ends go over, not under, duh), and she wouldn’t just win the argument but also probably make you feel empowered somehow. This is the magic of having Kelly host GOP debates.
Instead of toilet paper, she poses super important questions about why your views on abortion are crazy (Scott Walker, I’m looking at you), and why God wants you to run for the White House in 2016 (At last! A question designed specifically for Ted Cruz). And in return, you get to watch with her as the Republican candidates tiptoe around their previous incendiary commentary and substitute it with bigger words. If that’s not inspiring, I don’t know what is.