MSNBC’s Chris Hayes tonight suggested that maybe the problem with the Republican debates is that there are just too many candidates.
After addressing the awkwardness of commenting on a critically-panned debate held by his network’s corporate cousin, Hayes said it feels like there’s a lot of “scapegoating” going on. Given how there’s ten people up on stage and the top two candidates haven’t held elected office before, “that’s not anyone’s fault, that is the state of play in the Republican race!”
Minutes later, he said that “there is no solution to producing a ten-person debate” because the most any candidate gets to speak is about 7 minutes.
And if a cable news program like his tried to book ten guests at once, Hayes said that would be just the worst.
WaPo columnist Catherine Rampell suggested that’s probably the reason candidates didn’t attack each other as much during the debate: it would give their opponents more airtime.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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