Contender Chris Dodd put together this chart which shows the amount of time that each candidate got in last night’s debate. The fact that “moderator” Wolf Blitzer got the third highest total should tell you something.
Look – we all know that the MSM has decided that Obama, Clinton and Edwards are the only candidates worth hearing from but does it have to be so obvious? Can’t they at least pretend that the voters haven’t made that decision yet? After all, even the primaries are seven months away!
The positioning of the top three – with Clinton in the middle – at the podiums was a dead giveaway that this “debate” was not going to give much time to the other candidates. To me, that does a disservice to the viewers, the ones who will ultimately be making the decision.
If the purpose of these debates is to give information to the voters which will allow us to make informed choices, the only fair and equitable thing to do is to give the candidates equal time. Lacking that, there really is no point in watching.