As the CNN Republican Debate 2015 time approaches for Wednesday evening, viewers will be looking to gain insight into what they can expect from this final GOP debate in terms of rules and who will be present. There won’t be just one moderator this time but three. In addition, questions will come from three different broad categories and not only from the moderators panel but from social media. The live Republican debate will feature frontrunners Jeb Bush, Donald Trump and Ben Carson on display, along with eight more hopefuls.
On Sept. 14, Bustle.com reported about the GOP Debate moderators for CNN’s edition slated for Wednesday night in Simi Valley, California. This time around there won’t be Megyn Kelly on hand to grill Donald Trump. Instead it will be author and CNN journalist Jake Tapper as lead moderator. Tapper will be joined by colleague Dana Bash who is the chief political correspondent for the network. In addition, Hugh Hewitt of Salem Radio network will be part of the moderator panel which will sling questions at the 11 candidates.
The 10 Republican candidates who were part of the major debate on Fox News back in August will return for this final GOP debate. So that means more Trump along with Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and Kasich. Joining them will also be Carly Fiorina who was part of the smaller “Happy Hour” debate back in August. She has moved up to this larger GOP debate and it should make things interesting with Trump recently bashing her in the media.
On Sept. 15, a video report from CNN’s Tom Foreman explains the rules for this debate. The candidates will field questions from the categories of domestic policy, foreign policy and politics. In addition to questions created by the moderator panel, they’ll also take questions from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Each candidate gets a full minute to respond to a question and then another 30 seconds if they need to make any sort of rebuttal. No tablets, notes or props are allowed for the candidates, but a pad of paper and a glass of water will be on hand for each.
Viewers will certainly be intrigued to see what happens in this final debate with the always outspoken Donald Trump on hand! Will he and Fiorina have a public war of words? Will Trump attack one or all of the moderators? The CNN Republican Debate is scheduled for Wednesday night beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for television viewers around the United States.