Add Daniel Henninger to the list of conservatives offering up new ideas to get the most out of the upcoming…
More GOP Debate Improvements
Add Daniel Henninger to the list of conservatives offering up new ideas to get the most out of the upcoming GOP presidential debates.
With as many as 19 Republicans possibly running for president, “something more is needed this time” than just a one-size-fits-all gabfest.
“In addition to the traditional debates, the candidates or their supporters should underwrite a series of smaller debates/conversations,” writes Henninger. “Divide the 19 into groups of four or five candidates, randomly selected. Pick the issues, and go at it. Give voters a chance to see who these mostly interesting people are and how their minds work outside the confines of a 60-second timer.”
In my column this week I lay out a proposal to randomly assign candidates into debating pairs so debaters can…[more]
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