There is Drama at the GOP Debate Already
The next GOP primary debate isn’t happening until 8:00 pm ET, but already there is drama happening behind the scenes.
During a tense 30-minute meeting at the Coors Event Center, which was described by three sources present, several lower-polling campaigns lashed out at the RNC. They accused the committee of allotting them less-than-hospitable greenroom spaces while unfairly giving lavish ones to higher-polling candidates, such as Donald Trump and Ben Carson.
The drama began Tuesday afternoon as RNC officials led campaigns on a walk-through of the debate site. After touring the stage, candidates got a peek at what their greenrooms looked like.
Trump was granted a spacious room, complete with plush chairs and a flat-screen TV. Marco Rubio got a theater-type room, packed with leather seats for him and his team of aides. Carly Fiorina’s room had a Jacuzzi. Then there was Chris Christie, whose small space was dominated by a toilet. So was Rand Paul’s.
While Trump, Carson, and Rubio’s green rooms are in fact nicer, am I missing something here? Every room has chairs, tables, a work space, and refreshments. It seems to me that the campaigns should worry more about what they are saying while standing on the stage, and less about what kind of chairs their consultants are sitting on.