Ted Cruz, right, speaks as Donald Trump looks on during...

Ted Cruz, right, speaks as Donald Trump looks on during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. Credit: AP / John Locher

Hosts of presidential debates need to take a serious look at how these presidential forums are being run [“Debate of many clashes,” News, Dec. 16]. If they’re going to have nine candidates onstage, they need a system so that everyone receives the same allotted time to speak. It’s not fair to the candidates or the American people that certain candidates get to dominate the conversation.

Here’s a simple solution: Every candidate should be given a period of time to answer each question, and afterward, their microphones should be turned off.

Rich Sundermier, Rockville Centre


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