...you want to see the Republican presidential aspirants attempt to bolster their chances for success.
My opinion? No. Instead it is political strategist Dick Morris making that claim. At one point, Morris writes:
The quarter finals will not be waged in the cornfields of Iowa or the former mill towns of New Hampshire. They will be held in the living rooms of America among the Fox News audience!
The share of the GOP electorate that watches Fox News has become so dominant that the early stages of the Republican nominating process will be held on its air waves. It is there – not in the early morning handshaking at factory gates in Iowa and New Hampshire – that we will meet the candidates and come to choose our favorites.
Our favorites? Our?
Morris does make a valid point -- no Republican can afford to bypass the loud megaphone that is FOX News. In fact, it is a terribly inexpensive way to reach a wide audience. Sure, being on FOX News won't allow any candidate to tailor a specific message to a specific state, but he or she will be able to lay out the credentials that he or she believes are necessary to be president.