Lets forget about party affiliation for now. Why wait until the nominees are chosen from each party to have a debate? Mix it up! Allow the American public to see how they interact now!
I’d take the top 2 Republicans: Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. Invite the top 2 Democrats: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, if she isn’t in jail by then. The fifth debater would be a WildCard…….Carly Fiorina; it’s an invitational, we choose who we want.
The participants must commit ahead of time, otherwise someone or some, may not show up. Hillary could try to wiggle out. We know she doesn’t like to speak on stage unless she is being paid. If the invitees don’t commit, we invite another candidate, but announce the cowards that wouldn’t accept the invitation.
We could choose moderators that are not from the mainstream media. If it’s my invitational, I’d have no problem asking questions. I’d ask questions without putting my two cents in like the recent debate. Our participants would answer the same questions, not one chosen specifically for them. We could go around the room and humiliate all of them with a specific question directed at them if that is what we wanted to do. That isn’t the purpose here. If that is our intent, then just interview the candidate you want to smear. I’d have a segment, where the candidates could ask each other a question, with a time limit, there would still be time limits, but all would have ample time to answer. Naturally!
Lets not wait to find out who the nominee is from each party to have a Democrat vs. Republican debate. Don’t you want to see a Trump taking on Clinton verbal battle? You may never see it otherwise! I want to see it…….I’d also like to see Carly share the same stage with Hillary and Trump for that matter. Cat fight!!
One problem with our pre-election process is the organized Party System of politics has too much control. Lets have a free-for-all. Let the strong survive.