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Ratings Bonanza

Meanwhile, the GOP is all over the place trying to come up with a debate format that works for them. Unfortunately, they seem to think that the debate is for the candidates. Silly Republicans, debates are for voters. And here’s the debate format that would really increase the ratings and bring in the money. And isn’t that what it is all about?

Bruce Plante
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  1. rk wrote:

    That’s one format I’d pay to view!

    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 10:34 am | Permalink
  2. ThatGuy wrote:

    If the candidates had their way, the format would simply be all of them on a stage giving stump speeches in turn. The only sticking point would be who gets to go last, as they have the best chance to out-crazy the previous speakers.

    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm | Permalink
  3. redjon wrote:

    It saddens me that the debates are not carried on mainstream television, or public television for that matter. Debates for sale, anyone?

    Meanwhile, Ted Cruz says Obama is “afraid to debate ‘real’ journalists like Rush Limbaugh, or Sean Hannity, or Glenn Beck.”

    Cruz seems to think Barack Obama is running for a third term, but it would certainly be interesting to see Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders debate any of the above.

    A fellow named Rocky Anderson once debated Sean Hannity at the University of Utah, regarding the question of whether George W. Bush should be impeached over the Iraq War. It’s still worth watching.

    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2:42 pm | Permalink
  4. redjon wrote:

    Speaking of which, a cartoon republished at AHNC points out that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton singlehandedly and calmly took 11 hours of grilling by a mostly hostile congressional committee even though a panel of ten GOP candidates can’t manage 2 hours by basically neutral questioners.

    Poor GOP babies!

    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2:56 pm | Permalink