Thursday, August 15, 2013

Limbaugh, Hannity and Levin to Moderate 2016 Primary Debates?

The Republican National Committee looks like it’s trying to shake things up. Last week they threatened to block CNN and NBC from hosting 2016 primary debates if they air their planned features on Hillary Clinton. And now, the RNC wants to do away with the old model of having reporters and news figures ask the questions at debates. - Heather Ginsberg/Townhall

It seems that the RNC is annoyed that Republican candidates were being asked personal and rather silly questions. Insiders at the GOP headquarters say that they are considering other choices to host these debates. They are looking to radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin.

The Republican National Committee...told Secrets that they are eager to bring in questioners who understand Republican policies and beliefs and who have the ability to get candidates to differentiate their positions on core conservative values. - Paul Bedard/Washington Examiner

The move comes as several conservatives are pressuring the party to have Limbaugh, Hannity and Levin ask the debate questions. "It makes a lot of sense. We'd get a huge viewership, they'd make a lot of news and maybe have some fun too," said one of the advocates of the radio trio hosting debates.