Saturday, January 2, 2016

Be it resolved: To have more Democratic primary debates in 2016

John Nichols at The Nation alerts us to Robert Reich's Democracy for America petition to have more debates - prime time debates. Read John's case for more debates here and then add your name to the petition. The petition reads:

Saturday night’s [December 19] Democratic presidential primary debate was striking. It was all about substance and logic—in sharp contrast to Republican debates that have been all name-calling and posturing.

It was the kind of debate that could have really gotten voters excited about the Democratic Party. But because of when it was scheduled, almost nobody saw it.

And the bad scheduling looks like it is just going to keep getting worse. The next Democratic debate will be Sunday, January 17—on a three-day holiday weekend, scheduled at the same time as a major NFL playoff game.

Tell [Democratic National Committee chair] Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC to schedule additional debates.

What could be wrong with that? As Nichols explains, we Dems are losing air time and not getting our message out. We are, in effect, capitulating to the GOPlin's misinformation and Trumpisms. So please sign now.

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