A legendary journalist, CBS’s Bob Schieffer, who has hosted Face The Nation for many years, is about to retire at age 78.
Schieffer has been in journalism for 46 years, and has been a major figure in the success of CBS over the past four decades.
A total professional, and nice guy, who still had the toughness to ask the right questions in interviews, Schieffer never became the center of controversy as, sadly, other TV and Cable journalists have become in recent years.
Schieffer was the kind of journalist that gave his watchers, listeners, and readers of his several books, a sense of confidence that they were being told the “straight story”, with no holds barred.
He will be missed, and it will not be easy to replace him!
Tonight’s last Presidential Debate moderator will be Bob Schieffer of CBS, and there could not be a better choice.
Schieffer is a veteran of five decades of journalism, and hosts Face The Nation on Sunday mornings.
He has always been seen as even handed and tough in questioning, and one should feel confident that he will suffer no fools in tonight’s debate, being equally tough on both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
This will be a memorable event, and hopefully, the television audience will be larger than for past debates, as this is the last opportunity to see the two Presidential candidates together on the same stage.
President Barack Obama has really scored a coup with his announcement of giving young undocumented youths a reprieve, allowing them the ability to plan their futures in America for at least two years, while hopefully there will be resolution of the issue of illegal immigration in Congress by 2014.
Obama took the country by surprise, and has totally befuddled Mitt Romney and the Republican Party.
A Bloomberg poll shows 64 percent of those polled support what Obama is doing, and 65 percent of Independents!
And conservatives Bill O’Reilly, George Will, and Bill Kristol came out in support as well, imagine that!
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said he would leave it to Romney, as the titular leader of the party until November, to take a firm stand on what his view on the issue is, but here it is four days and Romney has been floundering on the issue, being his usual vague self, as he was with Bob Schieffer on Face The Nation on CBS on Sunday!
What Obama has done is the right thing to do, and strengthens him with the Hispanic and Latino vote in many states, making his chances of re-election much more likely!
It is still a reality, that the Republican Party will never win national power long term if they refuse to accept Hispanics and Latinos as a major player in future American poltiics!