Opinion

New Hampshire debate’s format was flawed

John King’s last question to all of us was a good and unexpected one: “What did we learn from the debate tonight?” I learned that the field of candidates seeking the Republican nomination for president is not a weak field, as some people have tried to convince the public.

When six of the seven candidates on the stage that night hold or have held a major public office, along with one problem-solving businessman, most people do not consider that a weak field. With six of the participants having been a speaker of the House, senator, governor or representative, that’s not a weak field. And I was just happy to be there as Mr. Cain.

Maybe that’s why I wanted to answer the questions.

Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, is a Republican candidate for president.