RNC planning to force GOP presidential candidates to boycott mainstream presidential debates



The RNC is planning to change their rules so that Republican presidential candidates must pledge to boycott the very biased mainstream presidential debates that we’ve all come to hate:

NEWSMAX – The Republican National Committee said Thursday it is planning a rules change that would force presidential candidates seeking the party’s nomination to sign a pledge saying they will not participate in any debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates.

The party is seeking an alternative partner and cited concerns with moderators selected by the debate commission, a desire for a debate before early voting starts and changes to the commission’s board, RNC spokesperson Danielle Alvarez said.

A discussion about the proposal is set to take place at the party’s winter meeting.

While the Republican National Committee has the ability to change many party rules between its quadrennial conventions, final say on whether to participate in the commission-sponsored debates will fall on the GOP’s eventual 2024 nominee. The nominee usually effectively controls the convention, which could easily strip the rule drafted by party insiders if the nominee believes it is in their interest to attend the debates.

The Commission on Presidential Debates said in a statement that it deals directly with candidates who qualify for participation in its general election debates.

“The CPD’s plans for 2024 will be based on fairness, neutrality and a firm commitment to help the American public learn about the candidates and the issues,” it said.

It’s about time that someone does something about these presidential debates and I hope this turns into something real. If enough GOP candidates refuse to participate, then the lone candidates who do participate will make it not even worth watching. And that’s how things change.

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