FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
There is a growing debate about the debates - and rightfully so.
A growing chorus of voices is suggesting that the presidential primary debate process has gotten out of hand and needs to be reined in.
I couldn't agree more. So far, there have been at least 15 debates between the Republican presidential wannabes - including two over a 12-hour period this weekend. And there are more to come.
Republican strategist Mark McKinnon writes in The Daily Beast that the primary debate process has "gone rogue." He suggests the media took complete control from the parties and the candidates and that the focus of these debates is now "entertainment and eyeballs."
McKinnon says as there are more and more debates, there is less and less time for the candidates to talk directly to voters on the campaign trail.
He also criticizes the format where the moderators are the story, questions are meant to spark conflict, some of the questions are downright silly, and serious questions are limited to 60-second solutions and 30-second rebuttals.
Plus, since media outlets can decide which candidates can participate, they effectively handicap the candidacy of those not allowed in.
McKinnon suggests that the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee should agree before 2016 to guidelines for their primary debates.
Several top Republicans agree that the party needs to take more control over the process.
But not everyone is on-board. Lower-tier candidates stand to benefit from more debates because it's free air time. Candidates like Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain jumped in the polls after their debate performances.
And news organizations have been getting big ratings from the many debates suggesting there is an appetite for them.
Here’s my question to you: How would you reform the political debate process?
Tune in to the Situation Room at 4pm to see if Jack reads your answer on air.
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