Commission On Presidential Debate Considering Format Changes For Remaining Debates
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This is the day after the first presidential debate, Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced that it is considering format changes for remaining debates because President Trump repeatedly disregarded the rules, resulting in a chaotic debate that is lacking in significant policy discussion. CPD said in a statement, “Last night’s debate made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues. The CPD will be carefully considering the changes that it will adopt and will announce those measures shortly.” The CPD works with both candidates ahead of the debates to reach an agreed-upon set of rules. The second presidential debate will be on Thursday, October 15, 2020, in the townhall style. Vice-presidential debate will be on next Wednesday, October 7, 2020. On Tuesday night, September 29, 2020, soon after the first presidential debate of 2020, one TV hose commented it as “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck….that was the worst debate I have ever seen….in fact, it’s a disgrace…primarily because of President Trump.” Some suggested that the only way to have a productive debate would be to cut off the mics of the candidates if/whenever any one is interrupting the other. It is unclear exactly what changes the CPD will propose. We shall see. Expect some changes in the next presidential debate after Tuesday night’s chaotic face-off. The night was filled with repeated interruptions and insults; CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports, in the video “Changes Expected In Second Presidential Debate“, below: