After the second presidential debate was called the worst debate ever, Politico's Ben Smith wondered if the third debate was the last for the Commission on Presidential Debates. He writes the commission has been "criticized for caving to cautious candidate demands and for -- amid an astonishing media revolution -- using virtually no technology that wasn't available when the television networks created the commission 22 years ago to wrest control of presidential debates from the League of Women Voters." He also reports Grover Norquist is joining a "bi-partisan group of online activists" (the Open Debate Coalition) to dismantle or reform the Commission. The ODC supporters include Lawrence Lessig, Craig Newmark, Jimmy Wales, Arianna Huffington and many others.
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