In my previous post, I provided a copy of my entry into FiveThirtyEight.com’s reader contest for ideas about how to select the candidates to invite to Fox News’ upcoming Republican Presidential debate.
Here is my second contest entry:
How many candidates would you invite to the debate?
Describe your criteria and why you think it’s best.
A: Since this is Fox News and the Republican Party, we’re not seriously going to let “the people” decide who will be nominated for President. There is no good Fox-worthy reason to parade a bunch of loonies across the stage, unless of course it’s Jeff Foxworthy’s show. Which it’s not. So we’ll select only the top two legitimate candidates, who happen to be 2nd and 3rd in national polls.
By your criteria, who would be included in your debate?
A: Jeb Bush and Scott Walker