Free Flowing Presidential Debates

I’m not sure who else supports this, but Gingrich apparently does. From an AP article (via the Huffington Post, emphasis mine):

The two debated in the historic caucus room of the Russell Senate Office Building, site of hearings on Watergate in 1973, the Iran Contra scandal in 1987 and the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991.

Hosted by New York University’s John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress, the debate was more free-flowing than traditional presidential debates, with no time limits and very little interruption from the moderator.

Gingrich has advocated this type of unrestricted format for presidential campaigns. He’s been considering his own campaign for the White House but says he won’t decide until after September.

I agree wholeheartedly. He is right on. I think it would be a huge improvement if the debates were conducted in this manner. I suppose some limits would be ok if the hosts wanted to be super sure of equal time.  But the current format with its tiny time limits is very restricting.  How amazing would it be if it were truly an unmoderated back and forth?

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