No Debate in Fox Forum

Mike Huckabee hosted a presidential forum Saturday night, featuring serious policy discussion and no big media moments.

Huckabee hosted the forum on an extended version of his Fox News show, and invited three Republican state attorneys general – Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia, Pam Bondi of Florida and Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma – to question the candidates. 

The forum was specifically designed to prevent infighting between the candidates in attendance – each was interviewed separately, and even during the candidates’ one-minute final statements, they did not appear on the set together. Also missing were the raucous crowds and the journalist-moderators drawing the candidates out of their comfort zones. The questioners — all Republican elected officials — often voiced agreement with the candidates on their answers to policy questions.

The candidates appeared separately for interviews.