"We want good debates with equal time and opening and closing statements," said Doug Stafford, Mr. Paul's chief strategist. "We want moderators who don't attack and argue with our candidates. And we want to work together with others and RNC to use the leverage we have as one of the highest-rated programs out there right now."
"While he appreciates Donald's golf skills, I will note that [the game] was on his home course that he plays often," Mr. Stafford said. "And he does sincerely appreciate Donald's generosity to the eye clinic. In fact he has mentioned it often, including in his op-ed and speeches this weekend."