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Get Conservatives to Host Next Debate

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Sunday, 01 November 2015 09:12 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Fallout continues over the debacle that was the  Republican debate. CNBC dropped the debate ball and should not have been chosen to run it in the first place — that's the consensus of a panel of neutral observers composed of pundits, academics, and Republican political consultants.

“Perhaps the only persons conceivably less impressive then CNBC's immoderate moderators were the folks at the Republican National Committee responsible for them,” said historian David Pietrusza, author of three best-selling books on presidential election years.

Veteran North Carolina Republican consultant Marc Rotterman told me the worst performance in Boulder Thursday was that of “the CNBC panelists, for their rudeness and trite questions.”

Dubbing the CNBC panel “the most biased I have seen in my lifetime,” Rotterman added that “they appeared to be taking their talking points right out of the Democratic National Committee playbook.”

G. Terry Madonna, widely considered the premier pollster in Pennsylvania, felt that the candidates “took on the moderators, much to the glee of the audience. This debate was more chaotic than the previous ones [hosted by Fox News and CNN].”

“The CNBC moderators didn’t do anything different than others before,” said Howard Kaloogian, chairman of the Tea Party Express, “What was new was the response of the tea party Republicans. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio stood up to the moderators, showing the way for others to follow.

“The establishment always accept the liberal media premise, like Jeb Bush, answering Fantasy Football questions. Finally, our team rebelled. The RNC should be ashamed for thinking CNBC was a legitimate news outfit.

“Let’s have a debate moderated by someone who wants our side to win. How about Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity? Or those who know issues from The Heritage Foundation, Cato, Reason, or other conservative repository of thought?

“Or how about journalists from The Weekly Standard, National Review, One America News — and, yes, from Newsmax?”

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax.

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