Why do we need a Commission on Presidential Debate? Why can't we have a presidential debate without the Commission on Presidential Debates?
There hasn't been a presidential debate since 1988 the commission hasn't presided over. Now, to begin with, this smacks of a monopoly. Why should one group be all so powerful and dominating? Why should we have to go through this commission if we are to want to host a debate? Why cannot the New York Times or the Washington Post or the Deseret News just invite the candidates, and if the candidates agree to come, have a debate?
Now, I don't know that there is any rule against that happening. I only know there hasn't been a presidential debate in almost 30 years that the commission didn't lord over.
And, I just think something is wrong with that.