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CNN, 4/14/22: RNC unanimously votes to withdraw from Presidential debate commission (Original Post) Fiendish Thingy Nov 2023 OP
What are they afraid of? JohnSJ Nov 2023 #1
Candidate Goldshower needs very badly to not debate, Maru Kitteh Nov 2023 #2
They dont want fair moderators or venue/audience getagrip_already Nov 2023 #3
Two questions: Polybius Nov 2023 #4
Apparently, the GOP's withdrawal from the commission doesn't preclude participation Fiendish Thingy Nov 2023 #5
My questions too - what if tfg has a stroke and is incapacitated and isn't their candidate? Probatim Nov 2023 #7
If that's the case, I'm not so sure Biden should go Polybius Nov 2023 #8
Ramallamadingdong on the stage would be worse. He's utterly unelectable but he can run his yap. Probatim Nov 2023 #9
Yeah, he's an easy win for Biden, even at 36 Polybius Nov 2023 #10
The RNC doesn't speak for Trump. brooklynite Nov 2023 #6

getagrip_already

(13,674 posts)
3. They dont want fair moderators or venue/audience
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 02:20 PM
Nov 2023

They want to let tiny ramble regardless of the c question and not let Joe speak.

Anything else, especially hard questions to tiny, are nogos.

Polybius

(14,920 posts)
4. Two questions:
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 02:29 PM
Nov 2023

1) Can they change their mind?

2) What happens if the Republican Presidential candidate wants to go anyway? Can they?

Fiendish Thingy

(15,042 posts)
5. Apparently, the GOP's withdrawal from the commission doesn't preclude participation
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 03:40 PM
Nov 2023

The CNN article said the party “reserved the right to prohibit the nominee’s participation at a later date”.

The withdrawal seems contrived to provide cover for the inevitable complaints that the debates are “rigged”.

Probatim

(2,404 posts)
7. My questions too - what if tfg has a stroke and is incapacitated and isn't their candidate?
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 03:55 PM
Nov 2023

It'll be interesting to hear how things change as we get closer to debate season.

Polybius

(14,920 posts)
8. If that's the case, I'm not so sure Biden should go
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 05:47 PM
Nov 2023

Against Trump is one thing, but debating someone the age of Haley, DeSantis, or Christie is entirely different.

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