Kasich too unless Trump there – So how about 2 hours free air time for Ted Cruz?
There was supposed to be a Fox News Republican Debate Monday night. That was until Donald Trump did well last night, and decided he didn’t need another debate.
Trump says he didn’t even know about the debate, even though everyone else did, and won’t participate because he is speaking before AIPAC:
Except that as of yesterday his speech was not scheduled for a specific time slot:
Trump not doing the Fox debate next week, says he has a speech for AIPAC – as of yesterday AIPAC said candidate speaker schedule wasn't set
— Eliza Collins (@elizacollins1) March 16, 2016
Kasich appears to be following suit.
— Henry J. Gomez (@HenryJGomez) March 16, 2016
Cruz appears willing to “debate” regardless:
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 16, 2016
Cruz has started a petition drive against “Ducking Donald”
This appears to be part of Trump’s strategy of presuming he gets the nomination with a mere plurality, and he’s not being shy about predicting violence if that doesn’t happen:
Which leaves open — as of this writing — what Fox News will do.
I suggest giving Ted Cruz two hours of free air time.
UPDATE: I guess Fox News didn’t want to follow my advice, though no confirmation from Fox News itself, yet. Maybe they will hold it in-studio:
Breaking: Presidential Debate for Monday at Salt Palace has been cancelled, says a Salt Palace Spokesperson. They just got word @KUTV2News
— Dan Rascon (@DanKUTV) March 16, 2016
#Break: Fox News source confirms March 21 GOP Debate cancelled, following Trump decision to back out.
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) March 16, 2016
UPDATE: I guess that Fox News did take my advice, but Cruz didn’t. Baffling.
"Whole story: " RNC planned the debate & offered to Fox News, which agreed to carry. Trump & Kasich bailed. https://t.co/OYSZDFMIBn
— Brit Hume (@brithume) March 16, 2016
When debate was cancelled b/c Trump & Kasich bailed out, Fox News offered Cruz a town hall. He declined.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) March 17, 2016