Inexplicably, there is no rule barring Donna Brazile from surreptitiously passing on debate questions to the predetermined DNC favorite before the event.
The debates – scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET July 30 and 31 in Detroit – have different rules than the first, with CNN banning shows of hands, one-word responses, and down-the-line questions. Candidates will get 60 seconds to respond to moderator questions and 30 seconds for rebuttals. Additionally, candidates who “consistently” interrupt will have their time reduced.
Details via CNN:
* Colored lights will be used to help the candidates manage their remaining response times: 15 seconds = yellow; 5 seconds = flashing red; no time remaining = solid red.
* A candidate attacked by name by another candidate will be given 30 seconds to respond.
* There will be no show of hands or one-word, down-the-line questions.
* A candidate who consistently interrupts will have his or her time reduced.
* Questions posed by the moderators will appear on the bottom of the screen for television viewers.
Some believe these rules...continues.