EDITOR, The Tribune.
I see where Prime Minister Christie challenged FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis and DNA Leader Branville McCartney to a debate. Mr McCartney has accepted the challenge but Dr Minnis says that he won’t debate Mr Christie.
What is Dr Minnis afraid of? He’s probably afraid because he knows that Mr Christie would easily beat him in any debate. Dr Minnis would lose a debate very badly because he isn’t capable of thinking on his feet or thinking through the major issues in the country.
If he can’t do either of these things then he wouldn’t make a good prime minister. Dr Minnis should debate the Prime Minister so we can see what kind of leader he would be if he had the job.
If Dr Minnis can’t debate Perry Christie, he won’t be able to do tough negotiations with foreign leaders and foreign investors as well as labour leaders and others.
Showing that you can stand up and debate the issues important to Bahamians is a test of leadership. Dr Minnis needs to show that he can think on his feet and go head to head with Mr Christie. If he can’t do this now, then he won’t be able to do it when the next election comes.
April 6, 2015.