Skip to comments.Trump should swiftly reject the schedule of 2020 debates
Posted on 10/16/2019 1:20:31 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Last week, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced the schedule of 2020 presidential debates. President Trump should quickly dismiss that schedule as unacceptable and announce that if any debates will be held at all in 2020, it will be only after extensive, direct negotiations between him and the eventual nominee of the Democratic Party and their respective designated representatives.
And those negotiations should begin from a premise that the Republicans will no longer play by the biased rules of a deeply unbalanced Manhattan-Beltway media elite. Explicitly articulating this declaration of intent now, along with the possibility that, as in 1968 and 1972, there wont be any debates, would do both the public and the elite media a great service.
The Manhattan-Beltway media elite seems to the center-right of the country at large to be overwhelmingly committed to the defeat of Trump. Essentially half of the United States expects the four debates will, in fact, be four ambushes by the combined forces of the Democratic nominee and the elite media operating in tandem, though not in explicit coordination. Look at the Gallup numbers: The medias credibility is shattered beyond repair. The self-proclaimed refs are not trusted by more than half of the public. Thats undeniable anymore.
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Was Hewitt a never Trumper ???
He was VERY anti Trump during the 2016 election
He certainly wasnt pro trump
Hes the only president/nominee who has the guts to demand this. If they dont like it, too bad.
I guess he was, but there’s certainly nothing wrong with this commentary.
Tickets to tide the Trump Train are always on sale, and it’s great to see skeptics like Greg Gutfeld, Kurt Schlichter, and Mark Levin now on board.
“...though not in explicit coordination.”
Just what the hell was it when Donna Brazil gave Hillary debate questions ahead of time?
Or let the schedule remain as the Commission sets it. Then, 18 hours before debate time, Trump should announce a big fat rally in the same city or state.
Tell them to stick their debates where the sun doesn’t shine. Participating benefits Trump not at all.
No cnn. No times or post. No nbc. How about no moderators
In the beginning, I believe so. Trump should take charge of the Presidential debates.
Hewitt backed Romney in 2008 and 2012, and certainly was not a Trump fan in 2016.
What I’d love to see is a debate between the Never-Trumper journalists and the Trumper journalists.
That’s something I would pay to see!
Wouldn’t just love to see Bill Kristol, George Will, and the Egghead Bushie (what’s his name?) get taken to the cleaners?
The candidates need to have “open” debates. Each gets 5 minutes and it goes back and forth on 10 subjects of importance i.e. no climate change BS, impeachment etc waste of time crap.
The Democrats make all the rules to this game and the outcome is fixed in advance. It is foolish to play by rules which opponents do not need to follow.
As with the press conferences in the White House, this sort of event should simply be discontinued.
The media should be no part of hosting any debate.
The can be invited to televise them, but they should not be any part of deciding their schedule, where they are held, who moderates them or anything else. Trump should make it clear the purpose to the debates are not FOR the media, and we do not accept that they are in any way unbiased presenters.
Let the media come and report what they want, if they want to telecast them in full, without any editing. Beyond that, the TV media is not invited.
Based on the history of the past four or five years Trump is going to accept whatever they give him, and then proceeded to beat the shit out of them.
That four-letter word seemed to be the only appropriate description of what he’s going to do to them.
Totally agree, and the moderators need to be proven non-biased.
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