Debate Moderator

September 13, 2019

Round 3 – Democratic National Debate….was NOT (really) a Debate!

Nope.  It was a carefully scripted round of questions posed to the candidates (for the most part).
September 6, 2019

3rd Democratic Presidential Debate – Speed Dating or Showdown?

It’s the third round of Democratic Presidential Debates – with only NINE more to go before the Democratic National Convention (“nine” is not a typo).
September 3, 2019

What Exactly is a Presidential Debate Rules Analyst?

Since I have proclaimed myself as the 2019-20 Presidential Debate Rules Analyst, a few people have asked what that actually IS.
August 14, 2019

Joe Rogan to Moderate a Presidential Debate? Are You Kidding Me?

Trending now: Joe Rogan fans have created a petition asking that the UFC commentator be considered to moderate a 2020 presidential debate. The Change.org petition currently has over 137k signers. Boo hoo. […]
August 1, 2019

Round 2 – Democratic Presidential Debates – The Case of Herding Cats

With 24 candidates vying for a spot in the next debate cycle, this round of debates was much like herding cats with the intention to differentiate the […]
July 26, 2019

Debate Moderator Survivor 2020 – Democratic Presidential Debate Edition!

It’s tribal council time for Survivor 2020 – Democratic Presidential Candidate Edition!  The DNC wants to winnow the slate of candidates – so don’t be surprised […]
June 28, 2019

A Feeding Frenzy: The Second Night of the First Democratic Primary Debate

As I predicted, round two of the first Democratic Primary Debate was more feisty.  Moderator Lester Holt called it “spirited.”  I’ll call it a feeding frenzy […]
June 27, 2019

First Democratic Presidential Primary: The Beto & Booker Show!

Sorry to those who wanted this first Democratic Presidential Primary to be a slug match.  It did not “get nasty” as predicted by some of the […]
June 19, 2019

12 Moderator Mishaps that Derail a Presidential Debate

For this presidential debate cycle, the country has been focused on who will be able to stand at the candidate lecterns. Yet there is an equally […]
June 3, 2019

DNC is NOT Mandating “Women and People of Color” to be Moderators for their Presidential Primary Debates

This week, in an exclusive report to Refinery29, it was reported that “the Democratic National Committee is requiring that each 2020 Democratic presidential debate includes at least one female moderator.”
May 20, 2019

Town Hall Moderator Chris Wallace’s Silence: Coward or Professional Moderator?

Back in March, the Democratic National Committee rejected Fox News from hosting any of the twelve scheduled debates in the run-up to the Democratic National Convention. […]
April 22, 2019

Taking a FRESH Angle on the 2019-2020 Presidential Debates

The 2019-20 Presidential Debate season is going to be a hot mess.  While most pundits are going to discuss what each candidate said, I’ll be taking […]
October 21, 2016

How Did Presidential Debate Moderator Chris Wallace Do?

It was the last of the 2016 Presidential debates, and I was stuck in a car driving from a speaking engagement toward home.  Good news is […]
October 5, 2016

How Did the Vice Presidential Debate Moderator Do?

I wanted to giggle….again. The 2016 Vice-Presidential Debate format last night was quite similar to the first Presidential Debate format: According to the Commission on Presidential […]
September 27, 2016

How Did Debate Moderator Lester Holt Do During the First 2016 Presidential Debate?

I had to giggle.  The first 2016 Presidential debate format was going to include six 15-minute segments with the debate moderator, NBC’s Lester Holt to ask […]
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