The CNBC Republican primary debate last week was a disaster of epic proportions. Now, Fox Business, the host of the upcoming Republican primary debate on November 10, has launched a new promo touting themselves as the hosts of the "real debate" that will ask "real questions."
From CNN Money:
"CNBC never asked the real questions, never covered the real issues," a Fox narrator says in a commercial. "That's why on November 10 the real debate about our economy and our future is only on Fox Business Network."
The commercial started running on Thursday night, one day after CNBC's debate. It's a shot at Fox Business' rival with Fox taking advantage of the widespread criticism of its competitor's performance.
CNBC was heavily criticized by the RNC for straying from the planned focus on the economy and financial issues during the debate. At one point, a candidate was asked a question about fantasy football.
The purpose of the debates is to find out how candidates feel about certain issues prior to the primary elections. The CNBC debate did little to help with this endeavor, and quickly dissolved into an unruly, chaotic mess. The Fox Business debate will eliminate opening statements, and will give the candidates a longer time limit to answer questions and rebut attacks.
The November 10 debate will be held in Milwaukee.