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Chuck Todd: RNC ‘Smart’ To Limit Debates

NBC News White House correspondent and MSNBC “Daily Rundown” host Chuck Todd says that the RNC was “smart” to lock out NBC and CNN from potential 2016 debates. The RNC instituted the lockout as a result of NBC’s planned miniseries and CNN’s planned feature film about the life of Hillary Clinton.

Todd’s argument is that the RNC has wanted to limit the number of primary debates because of the sideshows that came from the 2012 debates.

“Well if the RNC is trying to limit the amount of debates, that’s smart,” Todd said on “Morning Joe.” “About half the Republican field from 2012, if they didn’t have the debates, they wouldn’t have run, right? They simply ran for exposure to get a talk show, or for exposure to get a radio deal, or a column, or a deal with Fox. Whatever it is their reasons for running, it wasn’t really because they thought they had a viable shot.”

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(h/t Mediaite)

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