I think that the mayor of Portland has a good idea by not hosting the GOP debate. (Jan. 5 story “Portland mayor wants GOP debate moved.”) Now the door is open for us. The GOP wants a debate in this area. I think that Vancouver should step forward and offer to host the GOP debate. We have wonderful areas in Fort Vancouver that includes a fort, an air museum, and many buildings that would support a debate. So I say, stand up Vancouver, we don’t need a suburb of ours to put on a debate — we have it all here. The door has been opened for Vancouver to step up to the plate; we have a chance to hit a grand slam, so let’s take a swing at it.