Columnist Charles Krauthammer says the Republican presidential candidates won the CNBC debate and beat the “useless moderators.”
“The Republican candidates should quit while they’re ahead. They won this debate against the media,” Krauthammer, appearing on Fox News “Special Report” Monday, told host Bret Baier. “The debate about the debate is over, and they crushed the media.”
“There’s a general consensus, including in liberal media, that it was an awful debate run by disrespectful and kind of useless moderators, who clearly showed the world that there’s a liberal bias,” Krauthammer said.
“The GOP won, and actually came out of this debate looking good as a group. At this point, I think to continue to beat the horse is kind of pointless,” Krauthammer added. “Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina are right. We won that argument, we’re willing to show up anywhere, anytime and it actually helps them.”
Krauthammer also noted suggestions that Rush Limbaugh could potentially moderate a future debate. (RELATED: Cruz Brings Attack On Debate Moderators To Campaign Trail)
“I think having conservative moderators — say Rush and two people he chooses — would be a splendid idea if that panel would 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,” he said. “So, you know, the graphics and the temperature of the room is important, but it isn’t the main issue. The main issue is debating the ideas.”