Fox News debate moderator Dana Perino: “Which one of you on stage tonight should be voted off the island? Please use your marker to write your choice on the notepad in front of you. 15 seconds.”— The Recount (@therecount) September 28, 2023
Led by Ron DeSantis, the candidates refuse to participate in the exercise. pic.twitter.com/9pQMINqxbA
Expectations for this debate were already pretty low.
And some of the questions about race and sex were full-on Kamala Harris/DNC talking points that had no business being asked to a GOP panel.
Ron DeSantis claps back at a moderator who says people are "still hurt" by Florida's curriculum on black history:
"That's a HOAX that was perpetrated by Kamala Harris!" pic.twitter.com/eX6nC0PBtd
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 28, 2023
But you might have expected Dana Perino to have a little more respect for the process — and the venue — than to make light of it by trying to it into an actual reality show.
One of DeSantis’s best moments came from putting Perino in her place. It’s the video at the top.
Voting off the island? Really, Dana?
Stop trying to be clever.
It isn’t about you.
Just ask the relevant questions and let the candidates have their say.