It’s time to argue. After months of posturing politics, Americans deserve to see presidents Trump and Joe Biden come face to face, explain their policy platforms and outline their vision for the future.
But the Committee for Presidential Debates stand along the way. Created in 1987 with noble intentions, the purpose of the CPD is to ensure that general election debates remain part of the electoral process. But so often happening in Washington, D.C., nonprofits have morphed into something quite different today: CPD is now an craled part of the Washington swamp, leveraging its bureaucratic presence to exert un un unsusiable influence in presidential elections.
Initially, CPD was established and staffed by Republicans and Democrats party Committee, with two party the chair is co-seated CPD. As party leaders, they work closely with campaigns. In the 33 years since its inception, the Republican Party has not initially reseded its role, despite party itself has had 14 seats since then and no one has served in the commission debate as intended. The same is true of the DNC chair, who did not play their intended role.
Last month, CPD rejecting the Trump campaign’s request to amend the presidential debate schedule, so that the first debates can occur before the state starts voting early. Certainly a reasonable request, moving up the Timeline will ensure that all Americans can see the candidate out before…