How about this for a debate format?

The RNC should get the press out of the debates altogether.  Having them there puts the candidates in the position of "reporting" to the press like children having to account for themselves.  It gives the press the role of allegedly representing the public.  But it doesn't.  It is the propaganda arm of the Liberals.

For the next debate, have several topics agreed on, and have Alex Trebek as moderator.

Eight candidates, 2 minutes per question, making 16 minutes total.  Let's round that off to 20 minutes.  That is three questions per hour.  A total of six questions.  Some suggestions:

  1. "Foreign policy: What do you think is the most important foreign policy issue, and how would you deal with it?  If you wish, you may comment on positions taken by your colleagues."
  1. "The budget: The budget is out of balance.  We have doubled the national debt by in the last seven years to $18 trillion.  What is the most significant issue about the budget, and how would you deal with it?  If you wish, you may also comment on positions taken by your colleagues."
  1. "Race relations: An urban legend grew out of Ferguson that the police are occupying inner-city communities and are shooting young black men for sport.  The movement Black Lives Matter grew out of this narrative.  How do you see the state of race relations in America, and what would you do about them?  If you wish, you may also comment on positions taken by your colleagues."
  1. "Trade: There has been bipartisan support for a broad new trade agreement known as the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership).  What is your view of TPP and of our trade in general?  If you wish, you may also comment on positions taken by your colleagues."
  1. "Immigration: There has been a surge of illegal immigration in recent years, and now, in addition, we are planning to resettle a large number of Muslim migrants in the U.S.  What is you opinion on illegal immigration, and what would you do about it?  If you wish, you may also comment on positions taken by your colleagues."
  1. "Closing statements.  Each of you has two minutes. If you wish, you may also comment on positions taken by your colleagues."

Like that.

I am sure readers will have their own questions.  Maybe Obamacare should be in there, but it is difficult to actually say something about it, given that there are so many moving parts.  And there will be several additional debates.

The RNC should get the press out of the debates altogether.  Having them there puts the candidates in the position of "reporting" to the press like children having to account for themselves.  It gives the press the role of allegedly representing the public.  But it doesn't.  It is the propaganda arm of the Liberals.

For the next debate, have several topics agreed on, and have Alex Trebek as moderator.

Eight candidates, 2 minutes per question, making 16 minutes total.  Let's round that off to 20 minutes.  That is three questions per hour.  A total of six questions.  Some suggestions:

  1. "Foreign policy: What do you think is the most important foreign policy issue, and how would you deal with it?  If you wish, you may comment on positions taken by your colleagues."
  1. "The budget: The budget is out of balance.  We have doubled the national debt by in the last seven years to $18 trillion.  What is the most significant issue about the budget, and how would you deal with it?  If you wish, you may also comment on positions taken by your colleagues."
  1. "Race relations: An urban legend grew out of Ferguson that the police are occupying inner-city communities and are shooting young black men for sport.  The movement Black Lives Matter grew out of this narrative.  How do you see the state of race relations in America, and what would you do about them?  If you wish, you may also comment on positions taken by your colleagues."
  1. "Trade: There has been bipartisan support for a broad new trade agreement known as the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership).  What is your view of TPP and of our trade in general?  If you wish, you may also comment on positions taken by your colleagues."
  1. "Immigration: There has been a surge of illegal immigration in recent years, and now, in addition, we are planning to resettle a large number of Muslim migrants in the U.S.  What is you opinion on illegal immigration, and what would you do about it?  If you wish, you may also comment on positions taken by your colleagues."
  1. "Closing statements.  Each of you has two minutes. If you wish, you may also comment on positions taken by your colleagues."

Like that.

I am sure readers will have their own questions.  Maybe Obamacare should be in there, but it is difficult to actually say something about it, given that there are so many moving parts.  And there will be several additional debates.