Hey guys, remember the other day when obvious anagram Reince Preibus (thanks Charlie!) sort of punted his job to Fox News and told them to figure out how to handle Y’all Qaeda’s debates because he is really bad at his job?
Well Fox News has done just that and in such a way that it benefits Fox! From Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks again, Charlie):
The GOP’s debate problem
Forget about early state chicken dinners and candidate meet-and-greets. For many Republican White House hopefuls, their time might be better spent working cable TV green rooms.
Here’s the gist of it: because Fox now sets the ground rules, it turns out that the candidates with the most national name recognition will be invited to the debate, which means that the candidates who go on news shows the most are going to poll better, and will be invited. And Fox, of course, will benefit from increased eyeballs watching their shows. Win-Win!
“It’s the [Donald] Trump problem,” said Florida GOP strategist Rick Wilson. “He’s an entirely unserious candidate but one with very serious name ID.”
“Huckabee, who’s been out of office for eight years, and Carson currently rank sixth and seventh in the national polls, respectively, and thus would qualify for the first debate if it were held today. But announced and prospective candidates such as Ohio Gov. John Kasich, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Fiorina — the only woman in the field — would not meet the threshold.”
I’m betting an Amero that somehow they will find a way to rig it such that their Rodham-Clinton defense shield Carly ‘Fire ‘Em All’ Fiorina will somehow be included. Expect to see her on every show on Fox for the next month.