• AP/Charlie Neibergall

If President Obama wins reelection in 2012, he ought to send a thank-you card to Fox anchor Bret Baier.

It was Baier who asked the question at last Thursday’s Republican presidential debate that yielded the notorious unanimous response about taxes.

The debate, held in an auditorium on the campus of Iowa State University, in Ames, was cosponsored by a D.C. newspaper, the Washington Examiner, and the leading adviser to the Republican Party, Fox “News.” The candidates participating were two current U.S. representatives, three former governors, a former speaker of the house, a former senator, and a businessman.