Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin mulled as 2016 GOP moderators

Republican insiders say the next presidential campaign season may see some star power from the hard-core conservative crowd, via debates moderated by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Sean Hannity.

“It makes a lot of sense,” one Republican insider told the Washington Examiner. “We’d get a huge viewership, they’d make a lot of news and maybe have some fun, too.”

The consideration comes as Republican National Committee leaders are vowing to stave off the type of liberal media slant that they say marked the previous presidential debates between President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney — particularly from CNN’s Candy Crowley, who inserted her erroneous opinion into one of Mr. Romney’s answers, seemingly in defense of Mr. Obama.

The notion of tapping the trio of conservative talking wonks gathered steam when RNC communications head Sean Spicer, during a Sirius XM Radio interview last week, said that “Mark Levin should ask the questions” in upcoming debates during the campaign season.

His comment followed similar remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, who told Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros that a radio debate moderated by her, Mr. Levin and Mr. Hannity would be a “good idea.”

“I mean, there’s a lot of good people out there that can actually understand the base of the Republican Party, the primary voters,” Mr. Priebus said.

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