With the Carson and Trump campaigns organizing a meeting to discuss future GOP debate issues, the RNC is apoplectic about being cut out of the conversation. After dropping the candidates into the media meat grinder RNC Chairman Reince Prebius now rails against the machine. Transparent.
WASHINGTON DC – The Republican National Committee (RNC) has pulled out of a planned Feb. 26 debate with NBC News after widespread criticism of this week’s CNBC debate from both the party and campaigns.
But some say the RNC’s action may be too late to satisfy candidates who were upset with the questions asked by CNBC moderators on Wednesday night.
[…] RNC chairman Michael Steele, who has clashed with Priebus in the past and is an MSNBC contributor, said the move to suspend the partnership with NBC would do nothing ameliorate the frustration candidates have with the debate process as a whole.
“This doesn’t solve the problem,” Steele told The Hill. “The original idea was for the RNC to have more control over the process, but now the candidates are already making their move and it’s too late.”
“I don’t think it’s a bold move,” he added. “They’re trying to appease the candidates who are already pissed off at the process they created. What they’ve got to do is look forward and determine the style of debate they want and who is going to be up there for it, rather than just reacting to what happened with CNBC, which was abhorrent.” (read more)