(1) The candidates are put in soundproof booths. They can hear all that goes on, but the mic is controlled
(2) Only one candidate's mic is live at a time. A candidate can signal the moderators that he or she would like to respond to something.
(3) When a candidate starts throwing around insults, or saying something known to be false, the microphone is shut off.
(4) If the microphone has to be shut off three times, the booth is lowered from the stage and the debate continues without that candidate.
(5) Any candidate refusing to participate will be the subject of at least 5 prime-time television ads describing them as a coward who apparently doesn't have the self-control to think they'll be able to handle the debate format.
Posted on February 28, 2016, 6:52 am
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