Ben Carson Suggests Debates Not Be Televised, Giving Moderators Less Time To Ask Questions

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Republicans are taking issue with questions from moderators during the GOP debates. Probably questions like, ‘Do you like puppies?’ would be more acceptable to the presidential candidates.

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Of course, even that question would be frowned upon by Mike Huckabee and for very good reasons.

Alan at Liberaland points us to Taegan Goddard who reports:

“Ben Carson’s campaign wants to take the coming Republican presidential primary debates off television and broadcast them over the Internet, while turning the forums into a series of lengthy candidate statements with far less time for moderators’ questions,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“The retired neurosurgeon’s campaign manager, Barry Bennett, is convening a meeting of GOP campaign representatives Sunday night. Mr. Bennett has already presented the other campaigns and the Republican National Committee with his proposal: a minimum of five minutes for opening and closing statements with all major declared GOP candidates on stage.”

In addition, a high-ranking campaign source says several campaigns have requested getting veto power over who moderates the debates, the Huffington Post reports.

To be sure, all of the Republican candidates tout their ability to stand up to foreign leaders while having the capability to have nice-time with the likes of Vladimir Putin. The candidates offer their Conservative bonafides while complaining over questions being asked – yet they feel they can stand up to foreign enemies such as ISIL.

Imagine any of these thin-skinned Republicans sitting in the White House, stomping their feet over a question that was too hard to answer. The questions weren’t hard. In fact, the moderators failed to call them out on lies.

CNBC moderator Carl Quintanilla began the debate by asking the candidates, “What’s your biggest weakness?”

Ooo gotcha!

Instead of answering a question about the national debt, Ted Cruz launched into a rant about the quality of CNBC’s debate questions.

“This is not a cage match,” Cruz said. “Look at the questions: ‘Donald Trump, are you a comic book villain?’ ‘Ben Carson, can you do math?’ ‘John Kasich, will you insult two people over here?’ ‘Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign?’ ‘Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?’ How about talking about the substantive issues people care about?”

A moderator tried to steer Cruz back to the question, but instead, Cruz said, “Let me be clear. The men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense than every participant in the Democratic debate.”



SURE they do!

Cruz never did answer the question.

So with Ben Carson wanting the debate to not be televised, he’s limiting the amount of time allowed by moderators to ask icky questions about the national debt. Geez.

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