This ain’t rocket science folks. All you need is first grade math and the ability to tell time. The Republican National Committee (RNC) and its leader Reince Priebus have announced a Republican presidential debate schedule of nine debates, the first of which was broadcast to some 20 million viewers last Thursday night.
In contrast, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has announced a schedule of six debates to begin in October.
Why so few debates and why the late start? I believe it is clear as day that the DNC and its chairwoman, DWS want to protect Hillary Clinton from scrutiny. They would prefer a coronation but since Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee have announced their candidacies, that simply won’t happen. Sanders, in particular, has the pro-Clinton bunch worried as he trails her by only seven points in New Hampshire.
The DNC wants Clinton challenged as little as possible. It’s shameful. It’s Debbie’s job to present fellow Democrats with a diversity of views so the best candidate can emerge. To do otherwise makes a mockery of the process.
I’m calling on liberal organizations across the spectrum of left ideologies to launch their own debates and invite the candidates. If Debbie Wasserman Schultz is too corrupt to do her job, someone else has to.
What do you think? The bar is open.