As Americans who care about our country and its politics, we tire of the liberal media directing and destroying our Republican candidates during primary and General Election debates. When Donald Trump joined the presidential race, he brought a new way of doing things with a fervor and now, the media can’t contain him.
On Monday, Trump decided to challenge Hillary Clinton to a moderator-less debate. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich challenged Mitt Romney to one of these during the 2012 campaign, but the Massachusetts Governor didn’t bite.
Can you imagine Hillary and Donald up on stage with no moderator going at it on the issues with no time limits? I believe Hillary would be crushed. Remember, Hillary is the establishment pick and the politician. Throw out those rules and this is Trump’s game.
From NY Post:
Donald Trump wants to debate Hillary Clinton — but he doesn’t want a moderator on stage with them.
“I think we should have a debate with no moderator, just Hillary and I sitting there talking,” Trump said Monday morning in a phone interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
The Republican presidential candidate said that criticism of NBC’s Matt Lauer following last week’s candidate forum in New York Cityis an effort to manipulate the presidential debates.
“The fact is they are gaming the system,” Trump said of the criticism of Lauer, “and I think maybe we should have no moderator. Let Hillary and I sit there and just debate. I think the system is being rigged so it’s going to be a very unfair debate.”
He added, “I can see it happening right now because everybody was saying he was soft on Trump and now the new person is going to try and be really hard on Trump just to show the establishment what he can do. I think it’s very unfair what they are doing.”
Lauer was widely panned by Clinton allies as being too tough on Clinton and too soft on Trump. The candidate forum focused on national security and foreign policy issues. Each candidate was questioned for nearly 30 minutes by the moderator and audience members.
I think that’s an excellent idea. Have a set of questions established, set time limits and there will be no moderator to sway the conversation. It used to be done like this. The Lincoln-Douglas debates are called that and not the Illinois State Register Debates because that was the media outlet of the day that reported both speeches.
Point-counterpoint. Not “moderators” throwing softballs to the candidates they support. Of course, Clinton won’t show up because she’s not going to be healthy enough to handle the pressure. If she does, I predict a grand mal seizure.
What do you think of Trump’s challenge? Can it be done and will Clinton accept? To who’s advantage will the debates be tipped? Share your opinion below and let me know what you think below in the comment section.