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Paul Mirengoff

January 13, 2022

The Republican Party may bar GOP candidates from participating in debates hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). A proposal to require candidates to refuse participation in the commission’s debates will be voted on at the RNC winter meeting in February.

If adopted the proposal would, I assume, put the CPD out of the presidential debate-running business. Presumably, the debate rules would be established, and the moderators (if any) selected, via direct negotiations between the two candidates and their representatives.

The resolution to cut the CPD out stems from radical dissatisfaction with the 2020 debates and, in particular, the abominable anti-Trump performance of Chris Wallace. Candy Crowley’s performance on behalf of Barack Obama in 2012 might also have something to do with it.

The resolution has the backing of RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. She stated:


These are all good ideas, but transparency criteria and codes aren’t fool, or operative, proof. A better idea would be to forget about the CPD altogether.

Even if the result turned out to be no debates (which is unlikely), that would be a better outcome for Republicans than debates moderated by Chris Wallace, Candy Crowley, and several others who have emerged from the CPD process.

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12 minutes ago, Geee said:


I think it might be interesting if there were Actual Presidential Debates, not the joint press conferences we've see. Or better yet the candidates sit down at a table ad Talk To each other. But then these Dog & Pony shows are not designed to inform we the great unwashed, so we have a better idea who to vote for.  Ca anyone honestly say they know more about a candidate and the plans & policies they want to enact After one of these? Now granted we are all political junkies here, but I can't.

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RNC Threatens To Pull Out Of Bipartisan Presidential Debates

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"It's interesting that the feud between the RNC and CPD started with an on air fact check of a GOP candidate. The purpose of the debate is to give voters an opportunity to see and hear the candidates so they can make informed decisions. While not every nit picky fact should be challenged, fact checking of misinformation or falsehoods should be part of the debate (maybe via followup questions) so that voters can be properly informed. Having that as part of the debate structure may force candidates to be less loose with their facts and talking points."


""The purpose of the debate is to give voters an opportunity to see and hear the candidates so they can make informed decisions."

*There you have it. The RNC doesn't want their base to hear what Democrats have to offer. They want to keep them in their bubble where truth and honor mean nothing."


* Like we have no Idea At all what Democrats say. Why if it were not for ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN/MSNBC/PBS/Washington Post/New York Time/Your Local News Paper/AP/UPI/Reuters we would never know what they say and why.


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Shocking News Alert

Romney rips RNC’s stance on presidential debates commission

Paul Mirengoff

January 14, 2022

Mitt Romney, whose 2012 presidential campaign was set back when Candy Crowley sided with Barack Obama in a debate, has denounced the RNC’s proposal to bar Republican presidential candidates from participating in debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). Romney calls the proposal “nuts.”

The proposal comes from Romney’s niece, Ronna McDaniel.

Romney’s argument is this:


The American people want to see candidates for president debating issues of consequence to them, and it provides a service to the country and to the people, to hear the prospective candidates of the two major parties duke it out.


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