I have conceived a new Presidential Debate Format.
MSM moderators are forbidden from participating. That includes but is not limited to Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, TNN, HNN, Al Jazeera, RT, BBC. If one has appeared regularly in any Media Format to the American People, one is disqualified from serving on the Moderating Panel.
Each Moderator Panel should consist of the following:
1x Green Party
That should be the moderator list for all Presidential debates including Party Primaries.
The Mods should be randomly selected from a pool of candidates who have been prescreened for education and knowledge of pertinent political, domestic and foreign policy issues
No question should be off the table.
Candidates are forbidden from refusing questions.
No questions about personal life are permitted.
No pandering to the voters. Candidates must prove their claims. If asked, for instance, “How will you pay for Medicare for All?”, the candidate must have a policy paper nailing costs down to the penny and show exactly how it will be financed. Candidates cannot present “pie in the sky” rhetoric. They must prove their contentions, allegations and theories on stage.
If candidates pander, they are dumped into a pool of molasses, dragged out and covered in feathers. They must then return to the stage for the remainder of the debate and be silent.
Moderators should get a “Dunce Horn” for candidates who fail to answer questions in a succinct, honest and straightforward manner. On the third Dunce Horn, the offending candidate should be dumped into a cauldron of boiling oil and then exiled to Baker Island for Ten Years to Life depending upon that night’s Independent Registered Voter Poll.