I agreed to spend one initial session, about three hours, with Palin talking about basic debate techniques and fundamentals.
To threaten these fundamentals over a disagreement about insurance policy seems crazy to Democrats.
Before offering up a breath of ideas—lovely though they might be, where are the fundamentals?
mid-15c., "primary, original, pertaining to a foundation," modeled on Late Latin fundamentalis "of the foundation," from Latin fundamentum "foundation" (see fundament). Fundamentals "primary principles or rules" of anything is from 1630s.