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Sat Nov 14, 2015, 01:44 AM Nov 2015

A Clue On Why Democratic Debate Schedule Is As Bad As It Is? Maybe....

Conflict of Interest? Bill Clinton Serves on Presidential Debate Commission

As the 2016 presidential election draws nearer, questions are being raised about Bill Clinton’s role as an honorary co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates, a Republican-and-Democrat controlled board that determines the rules and particulars of U.S. general election presidential debates.

According to The Daily Caller, Bill Clinton serves as an honorary co-chair for the organization along with former President Jimmy Carter. The CPD also lists deceased former Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford as honorary co-chairs.

“It is unclear, however, how Carter and Clinton function in these roles,” wrote reporter Kerry Picket. “Additionally, considering Jeb Bush’s run for the presidency, if it is an issue of simply lending one’s name to a board and not participating in any process, it is unknown why both former presidents George W. Bush and his father George H.W. Bush are not included as honorary chairs,” she added.

Hot Air notes that CPD chairman Michael D. McCurry served as press secretary during Bill Clinton’s presidency.

If current Democratic Party presidential primary frontrunner Hillary Clinton ends up winning her party’s nomination, Bill Clinton and Michael McCurry’s roles on the board governing U.S. general election presidential debates could potentially pose a conflict of interest.

The Commission on Presidential Debates recently sparked controversy when it announced that despite the rise of independent voters as a leading portion of the U.S. electorate, it would not change the 15 percent minimum polling rule that effectively blocks most serious third-party candidates who appear on enough ballots to win the presidency from participating in general election presidential debates.


One would think if one's wife was a Presidential Nominee, you know, for the good of all things equal and democratic -- they would VOLUNTARY step down as Honorary Co-Chair of the Democratic Debate Committee -- to make sure that Conflict of Interest thingy never comes up.

But, what do I know ....
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A Clue On Why Democratic Debate Schedule Is As Bad As It Is? Maybe.... (Original Post) LovingA2andMI Nov 2015 OP
Perhaps he isn't stepping down because he knows that Hillary won't be participating in GE debates? JonLeibowitz Nov 2015 #1
Perhaps.... LovingA2andMI Nov 2015 #2
Since politicians are the stackers, I'm sure all sides are totally stacked. delrem Nov 2015 #3
Where Are Not Talking About POTUS Carter... LovingA2andMI Nov 2015 #4
Is there a regulation against a person taking insider advantage? delrem Nov 2015 #5
You know this is the Bernie Group.... LovingA2andMI Nov 2015 #7
Yes. Not that it'd make a damn bit of difference in what I said. delrem Nov 2015 #12
Actually.... LovingA2andMI Nov 2015 #13
I answered your bloody question. delrem Nov 2015 #14
Nothing.... LovingA2andMI Nov 2015 #15
"Clinton" and "Conflict of interest"? Bernin4U Nov 2015 #6
But of course.... LovingA2andMI Nov 2015 #8
No conflict of interest here...his and hers combine Demeter Nov 2015 #9
Combine to do LovingA2andMI Nov 2015 #10
Didn't they used to promote themselves as us getting a "pair"? SoapBox Nov 2015 #11
Yeah, makes one feel kinda dirty Bernin4U Nov 2015 #16


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3. Since politicians are the stackers, I'm sure all sides are totally stacked.
Sat Nov 14, 2015, 02:00 AM
Nov 2015

I figure that Carter and Clinton are pretty solid.
Carter, in particular, has a damn fine reputation across the world for his work on safeguarding democracy. Damn hard to find anyone who could fault him on that score.


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4. Where Are Not Talking About POTUS Carter...
Sat Nov 14, 2015, 02:02 AM
Nov 2015

As POTUS Carter wife Rosalyn Carter is not running for President....


(9,688 posts)
5. Is there a regulation against a person taking insider advantage?
Sat Nov 14, 2015, 02:39 AM
Nov 2015

I'd hate to imagine the complexities of such a system where the Bush and Clinton clans try to outface each other, as being the best leaders for the USA.


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15. Nothing....
Sun Nov 15, 2015, 02:37 AM
Nov 2015

See ya...choosing not to engage further on a back and forth surely NOT WORTH MY TIME. (Bye-Bye)


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11. Didn't they used to promote themselves as us getting a "pair"?
Sat Nov 14, 2015, 01:13 PM
Nov 2015

...bad enough to even think of her in the WH but it now makes my skin crawl to think about him being in there again.


(812 posts)
16. Yeah, makes one feel kinda dirty
Sun Nov 15, 2015, 03:18 AM
Nov 2015

But apparently supporting her is the feminist thing to do.

No matter that she goes out and tries to destroy his indiscretions.

No matter that the majority of her successes would not have happened without him.

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