May 14th, 2015
Jonathan Martin has a piece on the logistical problems with running a series of GOP presidential debates where there are 12 (or even 17) candidates.
My (only) half joking idea is to run them like the English Premier League: Start by having two tiers of debates for candidates, based on their national poll numbers. Say, Tier A for candidates over 5 percent and Tier B for candidates below that.
Run the A and B debates in the same venue on consecutive days.
And after each series, you relegate the worst two performers from Tier A to the B pool, and elevate the top two performers from Tier B to the A pool.
I know what you’re thinking. How do we decide who these top-two/bottom-two finishers are? Easy: Twitter.
[…] A great idea: Run two tiers of GOP presidential debates, with a soccer-like promotion/relegation system. If that happened though, the second-division debate would be way more entertaining (Jonathan V. Last) […]
But the leftist oeratchiks have access to twitter too- it’ll be skewed unfavorably to a bad performer as we split our votes.
As a white guy, I’d be satisfied with Thomas Sowell alone deciding who gets bumped up or down. Extra points for adding Victor Davis Hanson for middle America representation and Dennis Prager for common sense and values.