Both political parties are assuming control of their presidential debates, a rebuke of the infotainment questions such as "Coke or Pepsi?" and "By a show of hands, how many of you believe in global warming?" Journalists may not be serious about these debates but voters are.
Reince Priebus the RNC chairman led the way by yanking Republican debates from media control, years after mainstream media moderators treated the 2008 Republican race as a minor after-thought to the Hillary or Obama race. The marathon of 20 debates or so in 2012 did not help Republicans.
Democrats joined Republicans in sanctioning six debates of their own.
I hope Republicans allow local party officials to ask the questions instead of some news star flown in fro Washington, who will ask Washington questions designed to embarrass Republicans. I am sorry but no one cares about global warming in West Virginia except the anti-science wizards at the Gazette. Getting the EPA off or ass and the AFT off our guns matters most.