NBC News came up with a creative idea to help the Republican party choose their candidate for the 2016 presidential election–turn the debates into a tournament. On the one hand, it is a creative idea. On the other hand, it tends to trivialize the process and treat the candidates as cartoon figures. But when you start out with a field of 16 candidates, you have to whittle down the field in an appropriate manner. Who knows, it might make people pay more attention to the debates.
The sport of politics