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Politico/Tiger Beat on the Potomac tells us that Citizens United President David Bossie has a few demands for the GQP’s 2024 Goat Rodeo PRIMARY Debates!
The Republican National Committee would consider circumventing major television networks if the presidential debate process is not overhauled, Citizens United President David Bossie said Friday.
“We don’t need to count on just the networks,” Bossie told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. “There are so many opportunities out there, so many platforms out there that we can go to and partner with to get the message out.”
Like what? holding it on Parler?
Bossie was light on the details about what GOP debates without a partner network would look like, noting that the RNC is still early in its process for 2024 debate planning. Officials from both political parties exert more control over how their respective primary debates are structured, something that Bossie — who is helping to lead the RNC reform effort — said his party is actively exploring.
Gotta love that light on the details bit. That’s some fine reporting right there.
“We have to not allow bad actors to infiltrate our debate process,” he said, defining them as “moderators who aren’t really trying to ask questions to make the candidates front and center.
How dare the moderators ask questions that the candidates do not have a Frank Luntz approved, pre-tested soundbite! Why, one might come away from the debate thinking that the Republican candidates are diaper-wearing, old, white, cisgendered, Xristian theocrats, misogynists, homophobic nincompoops.
“We do need a neutral body to host the presidential debates,” Bossie said Friday. “Whether we can work with them and help fix the system, or have to turn to another entity, is still yet to be determined.”
“You know, like Hannity,” Bossie didn’t add.
(Hat tip: Goat video is from Scissorhead Purplehead)