This Thursday, the RNC unanimously voted to officially withdraw from the Commission on Presidential Debates, citing the CPD’s bias. Do you agree with this decision? How do you think this will affect future Presidential elections?

Article, excerpt below:

In 1987, the Commission on Presidential Debates was established jointly by the Democratic and Republican parties to ensure that debates between the leading candidates for the President of the United States were a permanent part of the electoral process.

Now, the Republican National Committee has voted unanimously to leave the CPD, ending more than three decades of bipartisan civic cooperation.

“The Commission on Presidential Debates is biased and has refused to enact simple and commonsense reforms to help ensure fair debates including hosting debates before voting begins and selecting moderators who have never worked for candidates on the debate stage,” Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement.

“Today, the RNC voted to withdraw from the biased CPD, and we are going to find newer, better debate platforms to ensure that future nominees are not forced to go through the biased CPD in order to make their case to the American people,” McDaniel continued.

Questions:

  • Do you agree with RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel that the Commission on Presidential Debates is biased? If so, why and when do you believe that bias began?
  • How, if at all, do you think this will affect Presidential elections going forward?

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