Well, this is lame — CNN is reportedly removing the most compelling form of question from the next round of Democratic presidential debates. We’re all for shutting up a candidate who consistently interrupts — yeah, we’re looking at you, Marianne Williamson — but no show of hands on policy issues?
CNN says there were be “no show of hands or one-word, down-the-line questions” in upcoming debate and "a candidate who consistently interrupts" will lose time https://t.co/zXxJZYeOXC
— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) July 9, 2019
Well, that does away with the peer pressure you could feel at work when a show of hands was called for on MSNBC. Remember when every single candidate raised his or her hand when asked if illegals should receive free health care? Besides looking great in a Trump reelection ad, that was a great way to pin candidates down on issues — even if Kamala Harris would backtrack the next day as always.
Where’s the fun in that? https://t.co/1KO3hhYKa0
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 9, 2019
the first part is bad, allows candidates to not commit to their unpopular ideas https://t.co/UsqyJbgN51
— Just Karl (@justkarl) July 9, 2019
Wouldn’t want the candidates telling us what policies they want straight up. https://t.co/xnZmALGJBW
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 9, 2019
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) July 9, 2019
Democrats can't be trusted to answer questions on their own policies. Can't let the people know they want to take away private insurance pic.twitter.com/Izpx8adcLf
— Jack Battier (@OneEyeBlackJack) July 9, 2019
I honestly found the hand-raising questions the most telling https://t.co/tiW9jPpKyV
— Alicia Smith (@Alicia_Smith19) July 9, 2019
A strange decision, especially since the "show of hands" questions arguably made the biggest headlines from the first debates. https://t.co/9aKCWUgeXp
— Joseph A. Wulfsohn (@JosephWulfsohn) July 9, 2019
Wouldn’t want the candidates to be clear and concise while definitively stating which side of an important issue they are on anyway. https://t.co/5Kuk7EzDX3
— Chris Colasurdo (@CColasurd) July 9, 2019
Those were the best questions. Can’t dodge a yes or no question. https://t.co/Y2F5AlgD7h
— Matt (@__conforto) July 9, 2019
Well, they could … and did. Elizabeth Warren was particularly good at that.
— Matt Jensen (@mj__jensen) July 9, 2019
Debates going the way of the MLB Home Run Derby… https://t.co/Xm5zctzjvA
— Very Tired (@jakewhite77) July 9, 2019
Because why answer questions when you can talk about unrelated talking points you practiced in the bathroom in front of the mirror?
— Broman (@napkin707) July 9, 2019
This is a terrible decision by a terrible network.
This will be in a Trump ad: Guess how many Dems raised their hands after being asked if illegals would be covered under their health plans https://t.co/ETMzs0pgsq
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 28, 2019