Presidential primary debates have been a disaster for as long as I can remember. On the communist side, its a fluff show. No hard questions, no going after them for their lies, flip flops and exaggerations. On the stupid side, its gotcha gimmicks, twisted exaggerations, basically a head hunt wherein the propaganda arm of the communist party seeks to destroy the opposition and paint them as extremists.
After the latest crap shoot, Rancid Prepuce decided to cancel future debates on Nothing But Crap networks.
Some say a debate hosted by Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Would the republican candidates fare better with committed conservatives asking the questions? Would they dare to show up?
The republican party is fractured. Not as bad as the communists, but fractured just the same. Maybe the answer is having each faction moderate a debate, or even having each candidate choose a moderator for a debate. Sixteen candidates, do five debates, and schedule the moderators according to placement in the polls. Top gun gets no selection since he is the guy to beat.
No gotcha questions, every candidate is informed of the questions to be asked one hour prior to the debate.
Make it about substance. Even Grahamnasty would look good if his team were asking the questions.
As for the networks, offer the chance to cover it to the highest bidder. Advertisers know where their money is made. Frankly, it could be carried on all the networks for all I care. Then we cold get a true pulse for where people go, and whom they trust.
Me? I don't trust any of them.