The 2020 presidential debates have ripped the mask off the commission on debates.
The first debate was terrible, mostly because of Chris Wallace of FOX News, who seemed at times to be arguing with Trump more than Biden was.
Then the second debate was cancelled, when it was revealed that the moderator Steve Scully not only worked for Biden but had been talking to anti-Trumpers on Twitter.
Now the third debate moderator has deactivated her Twitter account, because people were pointing out her anti-Trump tweets.
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) October 9, 2020
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has an excellent idea. Let’s get rid of the commission on debates.
Abolish the Debate Commission
The time has come to recognize how arrogant, biased, and obsolete the Commission on Presidential Debates has become. It is an engine of insider Washington Establishment domination of the political process. Its moderators all represent the Washington Establishment – and the norm is hostility to Republican candidates.
The commission has no right to independently control the debate process. Now, it is standing in the way of what the American people want and seeking to further its own insider agenda.
Yesterday, the commission announced unilaterally it was killing the debate format, and instead imposing a virtual debate. This decision was made with no consultation with the Trump campaign, let alone approval for such a dramatic election-influencing shift.
This is what we can expect from the arrogance of a collection of establishment figures averaging 73 years of age…
It’s almost as if this is another haggard institution, devoted to its grip on power, that wanted to bend the rules in order to influence the election — the same thing we’ve seen from so many Deep State foes of President Trump.
Gingrich is absolutely right.
The debate commission has shown itself to be completely biased.
Time to try a different model.