ROLAND S. MARTIN: Without 19 Debates ‘Rick Perry Would Still Be In This Race’ (VIDEO)

Source: Tommy Christopher / Mediaite

There has been a lot of high-minded chatter among the political media elite deriding the proliferation of presidential debates this election cycle. As CNN prepares to air the 19th Republican Primary debate tonight, Starting Point anchor Soledad O’Brien wondered if this GOP reality show is a good thing. Roland Martin argued that the debates have been revealing, noting “If we didn’t have 19 debates, trust me, Rick Perry would still be in this race.”