“I’m not gunning for anyone the way the [Fox News] panel was after Donald Trump,” said Hugh Hewitt, the conservative talk show host and one of CNN’s moderators of the next GOP debate.
Trying to trap candidates into ‘gotcha’ answers does not serve GOP primary voters. Allowing the candidates to speak directly to voters on electability and their plans if they win does.
I am not ‘for’ or ‘against’ any of the candidates,” Hewitt says. “All are talented, experienced people with large numbers of people already supporting them. The debates should help undecided GOP primary voters make up their minds who should be the nominee.
NRO’s Jim Geraghty writes that Hewitt was disappointed in the first debate over the lack of focus on national security and that the Iran deal and Hillary Clinton’s server and missing emails were barely mentioned.
Read more here about Mr. Hewitt, who wants viewers who tune into the September 16 CNN debate to be talking about the candidates’ answers, not Hugh Hewitt’s questions.