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On Different Political Wave Lengths

September 15, 2013 --

Lonely Pamphleteer Review is not on the Republican National Committe's (RNC) political wave length. This is evident from our differing views of presidential debates.

This summer, the RNC proudly declared that it would not cooperate with any television network that aired a movie or documentary about Hillary Rodham Clinton. LPR is not aware of any concern at the RNC about moderator-bias at the debates.

LPR's focus is more basic. LPR believes Republican candidates should not participate in any debates moderated by broadcast news people. Indeed, LPR wonders why broadcast newspeople have anything to do with political debates.

LPR recommends that the debate subjects should be determined by the presidential campaigns, with questions drawn up by the opposing candidate, and asked of the adversary by non-partisan debate referees drawn from the ranks of high school, college and moot court debate coaches.

Alternatively, LPR recommends that the televised debates be dispensed with, the campaigns themselves regarded as part of the ongoing presidential debate from nomination to election day.