Update II: RNC to NBC News: Get lost. It’s too late for the RNC and NBC. Trump has taught the candidates how to fight and how to negotiate. No going back.
In the general election both political parties should fight against Big Media. The general election candidates should freeze out Big Media blowhards and host their own debates. Big Media is the enemy!
The Sistas know Big Media is the enemy. Sistas still doing it by themselves for Trump:
Update: Real HOPE for real CHANGE. Great! Just Great! Big Media is the enemy. Great!:
Exclusive: GOP campaigns plot revolt against RNC
The Sunday evening meeting comes after an eruption of complaints by the candidates about the debates.
Republican presidential campaigns are planning to gather in Washington, D.C., on Sunday evening to plot how to alter their party’s messy debate process — and how to remove power from the hands of the Republican National Committee.
Not invited to the meeting: Anyone from the RNC, which many candidates have openly criticized in the hours since Wednesday’s CNBC debate in Boulder, Colorado — a chaotic, disorganized affair that was widely panned by political observers. [snip]
It was time, top aides to at least half a dozen of the candidates agreed, to begin discussing among themselves how the next debates should be structured and not leave it up to the RNC and television networks.
The gathering is being organized by advisers to the campaigns of Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal and Lindsey Graham, according to multiple sources involved in the planning. Others who are expected to attend, organizers say, are representatives for Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Rick Santorum.
The candidates have the power. They are the star attraction. Yes, they need Big Media attention but in the age of the internet and with all the money they can raise they can be their own Big Media. A Stephen Douglas v Lincoln style no holds, no surrender, take no prisoners extreme gladiatorial debate would attract so many eyeballs the Superbowl and World Series broadcasters would be jealous.
The Donald J. Trump effect. Possibly one of the great nights in American political history. We’ll explain. Donald J. Trump won. We’ll explain. All the candidates except John Kasich and Jeb Bush won. We’ll explain.
So why was last night one of the “great nights in American political history”? Because Big Media is the enemy and last night was the night one large portion of the political establishment woke up. Donald Trump is having a strong effect on his fellow candidates. They’re learning how to fight. Big Media is the enemy. The political candidates have not only woken up but possibly will take action against the Big Media enemy:
After CNBC debacle, Carson camp vows revolt over debates
Boulder, Colo. — After a performance by CNBC moderators that Republicans characterized as both biased and inept, a manager for a top GOP campaign says he will try to organize other campaigns to force the Republican National Committee to make “wholesale change” in the debate process.
In an interview shortly after the debate, Barry Bennett, manager of the Ben Carson campaign, called the session here in Colorado “unfair to everyone” and said the current debate structure should not remain in place. “I think the families need to get together here, because these debates as structured by the RNC are not helping the party,” Bennett said. “There’s not enough time to talk about your plans, there’s no presentation. It’s just a slugfest. All we do is change moderators. And the trendline is horrific. So I think there needs to be wholesale change here.”
Bennett said he will call Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski Thursday to propose a unified call for change. “Corey and I talk regularly, so I will talk to him,” Bennett said. “I will call Frank Sadler (Carly Fiorina’s campaign manager), I will call those guys and say listen, we can choose our own network and our own format. We don’t need to be led around like prize steers.”
“I think at this point, if five or six of us get together, who generate the largest portion of the audience, we can force change,” Bennett said.
Finally. If Hillary2016 had any self-awareness, any sense of self-preservation, any common sense whatsoever, Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 would wish the Republican candidates luck and offer her support for the war against Big Media. In 2008 Hillary Clinton was the target of Big Media attacks and Barack Obama had his pillows fluffed. Although now Big Media will shill for Hillary2016 that won’t last long. Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 know Big Media is the enemy and should strategically move in for the kill even when an attack against Big Media is not the immediate problem. It will be though, at some point, and action now would put the animals back in their cages.
The Big Media animals have to be muzzled, or saddled, caged, or put down. Last night was proof of that. It’s not liberal bias entirely to blame here. Yes, the liberal bias of Big Media is a problem. But the Fox News planned-attack-and-structured-as-a-hate-fest-against-Donald-Trump-debate is proof that the problem is Big Media in all its guises. So hooray for the Ben Carson campaign for the open declaration of war against Big Media.
Changing the moderators at the debates is like changing the deck chairs on the Titanic. Change is needed. It’s not the deck chairs that need to be changed it is that the Captain on the bridge has to be killed and thrown overboard. Big Media is the Captain in charge of the political process now. It’s time for the candidates to take charge if the political party leadership continues to bow before the Big Media power.
Last night, with the exception of John Kasich and collaborator JeBush, the candidates on stage were overall magnificent in their response to Big Media. Donald Trump was the first to fight back because he was the first one attacked by comic book Harwood. Donald Trump was also the last because even at the end the Big Media lies did not stop and neither did Trump’s counterattacks.
After Trump batted down comic book guy Harwood, Ted Cruz took up the banner. Chris Christie snacked on the moderators. On the issue that mattered – Big Media – the candidates stood tall and proud.
John Harwood in particular distinguished himself by not just asking tough questions, but asking them in the most insulting possible way — interrupting candidates mid-reply, offering his own editorializing, and shouting down candidates attempting to defend themselves. Chris Christie seemed to capture the mood of the candidates and the crowd when — angry at Harwood’s hectoring — he finally said “even in New Jersey what you’re doing is rude.”
Big Media for too long has been allowed to be the dog that wags the tail. Big Media is what comes from under the tail and last night we began to see a much needed battle begin:
Trump started the battle. The other candidates followed.
Trump began the battle. Trump continued the battle with his closing statement and then he took on comic book guy John Harwood.
That’s how Donald J. Trump won. Not only did he teach the other candidates how to fight back. Trump started the battle.
Also, Donald J. Trump won the debate because, let’s face it, at this point Trump has to keep the status quo. Trump is ahead. Wednesday’s debate is what keeps the race frozen and if the race remains frozen with Trump on top, Trump wins.
Jeb Bush? It was a disaster for Bushie. He has the stink of loser all over him now. We now expect JeBush to be the Thanksgiving turkey and that he will be officially out of the race on that national holiday.
Kasich? Kasich was a big loser too.
Kasich thought the moderators did a good job? He’s a fool. The reason Kasich is happy is because he got lots of time to speak. Here is the amount of time and the number of questions for each candidate:
Fiorina 10:32 6
Rubio 10:10 9
Kasich 9:42 6
Trump 9:26 11
Christie 8:31 6
Huckabee 7:39 3
Cruz 7:34 4
Carson 7:2 8
Bush 6:39 6
Paul 6:15 5
The frontrunners (Trump, Carson) got less time than they deserved but that works to their advantage. The Big Media “kill Trump” candidates got the most time which won’t help them anyway no matter how much the GOP establishment tries to pump them up or Big Media uses them to take down Trump. Jeb Bush is officially irrelevant. Big Media pines for Carly Fizzles to kill trump so she gets time. Rubio gets time because he is the replacement Bush for Big Media illegal immigration amnesty activists. John Kasich gets lots of time because he indicated before the debate he was going to take on Trump. Kasich did take on Trump at the debate. It did not go well for John Kasich to take on Trump:
That’s why no one dares take on Trump directly anymore. Trump fights and is teaching the other candidates how to fight. Trump sat on Kasich like an elephant on a grape.
Donald J. Trump is teaching the losers how to fight. Donald Trump is leading the fight. Big Media must be fought and beaten. The winners will be the viewers and the voters.