Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Why GOP Debates Should Include All Candidates | RealClearPolitics
Clearly, the multitude of Republican presidential candidates poses problems; however, in this "land of opportunity" every candidate deserves a chance to be seen and heard...
At RealClearPolitics.com, Frank Cannon & Marjorie Dannenfelser close their posted article with this:
"It’s true that the large number of candidates presents some challenges, but voters are ill served by debates that include, for example, a national celebrity such as Donald Trump but exclude Carly Fiorina or Lindsey Graham or Rick Santorum. All declared candidates polling at 1 percent or higher deserve an equal opportunity to make his or her case to the American people. For early debates, that may mean having two forums, with the candidates randomly divided. The field will narrow soon enough. Let that winnowing process be the result of the candidates and their ideas being heard and tested by voters, rather than artificially imposed by debate sponsors and national polls."