After CNBC's step too far of mishandling the Republican Presidential Primary debate and Ted Cruz nailing a Grand Slam by calling out the moderators for trying to provoke a cage match between the candidates, some have called for the Republican National Committee to replace the mainstream media moderators with talk radio moderators Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh and Fox News Moderator Sean Hannity. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2015/10/31/time-talk-radio-gop-debatein-newly-open-nbc-slot
I'm not against the Republican Party, but it's past time for the grass roots Republicans to take back control of that “smoke filled back room” that seems to back what are called “mainstream candidates.” The Country Club/Establishment (Country Club is used here not to impugn their monetary status but to note it is a closed group that has the power to choose the Republican Candidate for President) has decided that they are our betters (how are they different from the Democrats?), claiming to know what is best for the party and our country.
Let's face it: If Reince Priebus were to allow Conservatives like Levin, Limbaugh or Hannity to moderate a debate, the Country Club/Establishment Republicrats that run the G.O.P. would instantly lose their hold on the power. The "outsiders" (candidates and their supporters) tend to be Social Conservatives and working class Americans. They're the group that the Country Club/Establishment barely tries to convince to join them, by screaming at them "If you don't vote for (fill in the blank), you'll end up with (fill in the blank)!" How did that work out with Gerald Ford vs. Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush vs. Bill Clinton, Bob Dole vs. Bill Clinton, John McCain vs. Barack Obama or Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama?
The Country Club/Establishment has long used and loathed the So-Cons, Reagan Democrats, Patriots, etc. of this country. They believe in a Centralized Government just the same as the Democrat-Socialists. They're just a little less "in your face" about what they say, when compared with Democrats. At least Barack Obama had the guts as a candidate to speak openly about what he thought of the So-Cons and working class Republicans who “Cling to their GOD and their Guns.”
Rush Limbaugh was right to say that this "anti-politician" (my term, not his) movement is about the citizens of fly-over country taking back control of the Republican party. Pressuring Boehner by the "Motion to Vacate the Chair" of the Speaker of the House, is just a symptom of the disease that the Republicrats have created. Ted Cruz's publicly calling the Majority Leader and President Pro-Tem of the Senate, Mitch McConnell "a Liar" on the senate floor and into the minutes of the Senate is another part of the Insurrection. And (per Rush Limbaugh) James Carville is rightfully afraid of Ted Cruz, describing him as "fearless."
With the candidates Trump and Carson, forcing CNBC to change the debate from 3 hours to 2 hours, Ted Cruz, speaking the hearts of Conservative citizens and calling out the media as being an apparatchik arm of the Democrat Party and the candidates wresting control of the debate away from Reince Priebus and the RNC, the job is nearly complete. The Republican Candidates and base need to learn a lesson from the mobsters and the revolutionaries: You don't beat an enemy to the point of death and allow them to recover, only to take you down again. You finish the damn job.
Who is allowed to moderate the Republican is now in the hands of Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, and Marco Rubio. It's too late for Scott Walker along with most of the other candidates. However, with great power comes great responsibility.
The message to the remaining candidates is "The ball is in your court." You can control your destiny and that of the party which you've chosen or you can let it be chosen for you by those who have no interest in seeing you win.