I hope all the candidates boycott these ploys-for-ratings and arrange their own debates, if any. Media personalities interview candidates all the time. They could do us a favor and shut up for once. Besides, who says candidates have to be asked questions by often-vapid third parties in order to talk to one another? Only the third parties, that’s who, and the rest of us have just gotten so used to it, we don’t think to object anymore.
Well, I’m objecting. CNN, unless you are putting up a candidate, get off the stage. Any man or woman competent enough to be president is competent enough to debate without the guidance of a blow-dried anchor, and if he or she is not, we’re better off knowing about it anyway.
And this goes for the left-wing League of Women Voters and the hoity-toity presidential debate “commission,” too.
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