imageCLEVELAND, Ohio (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – The stage is set for the Republican presidential debate to be held at 9 p.m. on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. It will air live on the Fox News Channel with moderators Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier.

The GOP  debate will feature candidates who made it to the top ten on an average of the five most recent national polls, as follows:

1. Donald Trump
2. Jeb Bush
3. Scott Walker
4. Mike Huckabee
5. Ben Carson
6. Ted Cruz
7. Marco Rubio
8. Rand Paul
9. Chris Christie
10. John Kasich

Fox News today revealed a new debate format negotiated with Trump. It will mimic the Miss Universe Beauty pageant.

Each of the candidates will pick the name of one of the moderators who will ask the first question. Each candidate will have  10 minutes to answer their respective questions.

After all candidates have had their turn, the moderators will narrow the field to the top five candidates based on viewer votes via the Internet.

Then each of the five finalists will answer the one and the same question picked from Facebook, and will have 5 minutes to do so.  The candidates will have the option to use an interpreter.

Towards the end of the televised debate, viewers will again vote to determine the winner as well as the first, second, third and fourth runners-up.

Meanwhile, CNN, which is expected to host the Democratic presidential debate, says it loves the new format but doubts that it will be able to do the same for the Democratic debate since there may not be 10 candidates.


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