The whining continues.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has explained why he sent a letter to NBC News informing the network that the committee would suspend its partnership for a debate in February. “We were betrayed, and I think the candidates were betrayed by CNBC,” Priebus told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “And we need to look out for the candidates in these future debates.”
“While debates are meant to include tough questions and contrast candidates’ visions and policies for the future of America, CNBC’s moderators engaged in a series of ‘gotcha’ questions, petty and mean-spirited in tone, and designed to embarrass our candidates. What took place Wednesday night was not an attempt to give the American people a greater understanding of our candidates’ policies and ideas,” he wrote.
Steve Duprey, a Republican committeeman in New Hampshire and chair of the RNC’s debate committee, told Politico that the RNC voted unanimously to suspend NBC’s partnership. He said the committee suspended NBC due to unfair time distribution between the candidates and the moderators’ “snarky and condescending” tone.
According to Politico, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign was particularly concerned about the amount of time he was given to speak at the CNBC debate.
I’ll say it again. If these candidates can’t handle a little “snark” from debate moderators, how the hell are we to expect them to stand up to terrorists and hostile foreign leaders? The candidates talk tough, but then turn around and whine like little babies at the pointed debate questions. Then they stamp their feet and go home. There won’t be any running away when we face ISIS.