The ideal question for the presidential debate

A key question that moderator Jim Lehrer needs to ask at next week’s presidential debate is whether the candidates favor restoring majority rule, columnist Matt Miller argued. “In other words,” he wrote, “ask them if they would urge the Senate to scrap the filibuster – and if not, how do they expect to get anything done?” The 60-vote requirement to end debate in the Senate has been so abused by both parties that it is incredibly difficult for Congress to get anything done, regardless of who is president.