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Krauthammer’s Take: GOP Candidates Pushing Debate Demands ‘Should Quit While They’re Ahead’

Republican candidates making demands for future debates risk losing the high ground they left the CNBC debate with, Charles Krauthammer warned tonight on Fox News’s Special Report

“The Republican candidates should quit while they’re ahead,” Krauthammer said. “They won this debate against the media. The debate about the debate is over, and they crushed the media.”

“There is a general consensus, including in liberal media, that it was awful debate run by disrespectful and kind of useless moderators, who clearly showed the world that there is a liberal bias,” he continued. “At this point, to continue to beat the horse is kind of pointless.”

Krauthammer then seconded the idea of using conservative moderators — but with a twist: “The idea of having conservative moderators — say Rush and two people he chooses — will be a splendid idea if that panel were to be the moderators for the Democratic debate. And the GOP will take any liberal, because obviously when they took on the CNBC liberals, they won.”

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