WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles ) – Following Wednesday’s poorly-managed GOP presidential debate hosted by CNBC, Republican presidential candidate, now frontrunner, Ben Carson, demanded that the Republican National Committee (RNC) change the entire debate format starting with the November 10 debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Carson told RNC that unless all his demands are met, he will not be participating in next month’s debate.
- Only the top four candidates will be invited, presumably Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and himself.
- The prime-time debate must be broadcast by all major cable and television networks, except CNBC. Being the richest of the candidates, Donald Trump will pay for the air time.
- There will be no commercial interruptions, just a moment of silence every thirty minutes.
- Being the frontrunner, Carson’s podium should be placed at least five feet away from the remaining three debaters (see photo).
- Carson wants dim, mood lighting throughout the debate (see photo).
- There will be no moderators. Instead, Carson will be asking all the questions of the three other candidates before answering each question himself.
- The three candidates will be allowed to ask each other a follow-up question, but they cannot ask Carson any question.
- Towards the end of the two-hour debate, the live audience and television viewers will be asked to vote on who they think won the debate. The results will be announced at the conclusion of the telecast.
- The candidate that finishes last in the voting will immediately withdraw his candidacy.
- If Carson ends up last in the voting, he will remain as a candidate until the next scheduled debate.
The campaigns of Trump, Bush and Rubio, have not formally commented on Carson’s proposal.