Let's Get Real.
No serious GOP presidential hopeful wants to be among the tier-2 candidates that fall short of getting an invitation to the first presidential debate hosted by Fox News. Yet, the reality is the Fox News Network cannot conduct a serious debate with between 15 and 20 presidential candidates on stage. The network will already have logistical issues with ten candidates on stage all vying for the camera spotlight. This makes the invitation highly sought after. After all, no cable news network comes close to the ratings Fox News scores. It has been the top-rated 24-hour news channel for over a decade as their LinkedIn profile states. Liberals loath the network’s perceived right-wing slant, but Fox News continues to grow its total number of viewers while the other networks shrink or have flat growth.