Here’s a brief bit of advice for potential 2016 GOP candidates, take it or leave it.
Abortion, gay marriage, evolution, birth control, whether you think black and white cookies are unjust—you will potentially be asked about it all. So, here’s a crazy idea: Have a solid answer. I don’t care if you don’t like the question. I don’t care if you think it’s absurd in light of what you deem to be more important topics. It’s your job to be prepared and have a clear, articulate response. No punting, no roundabout, scattered answers that no one can figure out—just a clear, straightforward answer. It’s really not that hard.
The truth is that I don’t care what the media asks or why they do it. I don’t care if there’s an agenda at hand. Your job is to be prepared for it all. And if you’re tough enough to win, you will be. If I were running for President, I couldn’t care less what they’d toss my way. Because I’d have an answer. No excuses, no nonsense.
So you can cry that the media’s unfair, biased, and focuses on all the wrong things. You can punt till kingdom come. Or you can take the time to think about a solid response to questions about issues that we all know will come up…and hence prove that you are unstoppable.
Your choice. I know what I would do.
Jedediah Bila is co-host of “Outnumbered” on Fox News at 12pm ET. She is an author, columnist, and Fox News Contributor. Follow Jedediah on Twitter @JedediahBila.