For those who are asking.
I hope to do at least two sit-downs soon with each of the six or so Constitution-based conservatives.
Maybe your candidate is on the list, maybe not. Maybe your candidate will be on the list but refuse to come on. One Constitutional candidate will not come on and in fact will not return my calls. It is too bad as I really respect him.
On my list to interview in depth twice:
Dr. Ben Carson
I have a yes from six of the seven just a scheduling issue now.
Is there someone you want to add on the list?
I think if we can get them to do what Carly did today, you will see them clearly.
First night: who are you and what is the fire in your belly?
Domestic issues (jobs, ethics, faith, hatred, the system, their record).
Second night: global collapse (caliphate, global economy, Russia, Europe, ISIS, reserve currency).
I hope you like the style of the interview with Carly. I want them to talk and less of me. I think they will expose themselves as frauds, if they are, over the two hours. You are smart enough.
I will do everything I can to help them "look good" - it is their job to actually be good.
If you watch my interview with Carly, I used different cameras and lenses to give her the best chance of visuals not being a distraction. (Live cable news is very harsh). I will do this for each and every candidate to give them the best leg up but they will have to answer the questions honestly.
It is amazing what someone in my position could do without the audience even knowing it to make someone look bad. I would bet you that Carly and her team didn't even notice, nor did you. But A/B tonight's show with last night's. Subtle but powerful. You would never notice, but it is there. One looked like cable news and one looked beautiful creamy film.
This is how it is done. Watch Barbara Walters specials with people. They spend 3 days on lighting. NOT KIDDING. It is all sub-conscience.
Maybe this is too much inside baseball, but I want you to know everything so no one can pull the wool over your eyes.
Look for "eye lights" when ABC etc. interview Hillary Clinton. Look for the softest lens. Look for leg lights on beautiful women. YOU WILL NEVER NOTICE UNLESS YOU KNOW. That is why it works.
I will make sure on my show they look as good as they will make Hillary Clinton look on the networks. But the rest is up to them.
If they treat the audience like an adult and as smart as they are, they will do themselves justice.
I would consider doing Bush, Christie, Trump and Huckabee but none would come on if invited and I also think that is a bridge of progressivism that my audience already gets and this a waste of my and your time. All of them are below the top ten on our audience poll.
We need help deciding who we should rally around. That is not for me to decide, but the American people.
I am getting heat from some saying I am duped by Carly. You will notice however, I didn't interject my opinion on her. Let her speak and you decide.
Will I vote for her or any of these guys? Most of them. You need to narrow it down. So far these seven I THINK I COULD pull the lever for but there is a lot of time left.
My guy is Ted Cruz, but he will get tough questions too. However, I will give you my word: no "ratings questions" or "gotcha questions" for any of them.
If I wanted ratings, I would do everything I could to get those on my progressive list and bury them. Beck vs Trump or Jeb or Christie! Hell yes, ratings.
Not interested. Let's do something positive. If I did do something with these three, I would be honest, but I would not "set them up."
These people are guests in "my home" - I will treat them as such.
If I did an interview with them, they will receive the same treatment.
NEVER HAVE I SET A GUEST UP, nor will I.
If your candidate is on that short list, watch the Carly interview and if you think they should be seen that way, let them know to come on the show.
Featured Image: Republican presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walkerstand onstage during the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California. Fifteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the second set of Republican presidential debates. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)