The Presidential Debates were once a fixture of American politics. Since they were first televised in 1960, Americans have enjoyed the debate format. It was essentially a roundtable for the American public to have their concerns addressed. And time after time, joust after joust, American’s questions were answered. Not always in the best way possible, mind you. But they were answered.
We had our share of bad moments. Who could forget President Obama’s famous “the 1980’s called” line — which backfired terribly? But all in all, America was at her best when our media was at her best — that is, when they repeated the news fairly and accurately.
These debates were not intended to be one-sided liberal monologues. That is, nonetheless, what they have rapidly become. And we are made all the worse for it.
After last year’s joke of a first debate, moderated by notorious leftist Chris Wallace, Republicans everywhere knew they needed to act. If we cannot trust anchors from conservative news outlets to moderate a debate fairly and honestly, how can we trust anyone? That line of thinking proved persuasive to the RNC.
The RNC voted unanimously to withdraw support from the Presidential Debates. And the reasons are obvious. As RNC chair Ronna McDaniel said in a statement:
“The Commission on Presidential Debates is biased and has refused to enact simple and commonsense reforms to help ensure fair debates including hosting debates before voting begins and selecting moderators who have never worked for candidates on the debate stage…
Today, the RNC voted to withdraw from the biased CPD, and we are going to find newer, better debate platforms to ensure that future nominees are not forced to go through the biased CPD in order to make their case to the American people”
While this story is developing, it signals a major change in the status quo. We are done bowing in the presence of our Democrat overlords. We have to act — now — for the sake of America. We no longer trust people who merely assert they are unbiased. They have to prove their faith by their deeds — before us, the American people.