Better late than never.
Courtesy of Axios:
The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Wednesday that it plans to implement changes to rules for the remaining debates, after Tuesday night’s head-to-head between Joe Biden and Donald Trump was practically incoherent for most of the night.
“Last night’s debate made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues,” the CPD said in a statement.
The CPD said it would announce the new rules shortly, and that the commission “intends to ensure that additional tools to maintain order are in place for the remaining debates.”
The debate was chaotic, to say the least, as Trump ignored the rules and spouted a series of claims, lies, and denials throughout the evening. As Axios’ Mike Allen wrote: “At literally no point was there an agreed-upon baseline of facts upon which to debate policy.”
I would like to see the moderator given the ability to shut off a candidate’s mic if they started pulling the same shit that Trump pulled last night.
Or better yet perhaps a shock collar that can be used to drop him to his knees when he starts interrupting his opponent.
Perhaps a giant doomsday clock that counts down how much longer you can talk before another one of your tax returns is sent to the media would provide some incentive to follow the fucking rules?
Personally, I think the whole issue can be resolved if we just chose a different moderator next time.
Yeah, that works.