Some drama popped up on Thursday, when Donald Trump and Ben Carson – two of the three “outsiders” – threatened to boycott the CNBC debate if it wasn’t shorten and they couldn’t read prepared statements.
I think apparently they’re worried about answering questions for three hours. For Heaven’s sake, we have ten candidates on the stage. I don’t think three hours is a long time, and I think the American people actually like these debates. Maybe the establishment wants fewer debates, I think the American people really like them. And I think we ought to stand and answer as many questions as we can. They also apparently asked for prepared statements. Prepared statements are what politicians do. So honestly, these are two “outsiders” supposedly? Donald Trump and Ben Carson sound a lot like politicians tonight to me.
Look, this is politics 101. Frontrunners wants less debates because more debates = more times for them to make a jackass out of themselves. And anyone who watched the last debate critically (i.e., anyone who was not a Trump fanboi) saw how much of a loser he looked like when he was asked questions on policy, issues…really, anything except his yyuuuge poll numbers.
People who are not the frontrunner want more debates, because it’s their only chance to break through and seize an opportunity to tell their story/message to the voters. In Carly Fiorina’s case, she’s 2-2 in winning them.
So yeah, politics 101. It doesn’t make the frontrunners look any less afraid of a girl though. Sorry, them’s the breaks.