Regarding Dan Rottenberg's An Election to Celebrate, Really:
Your proposal to eliminate debate moderators is undebatable. TV
moderators have mostly been immoderate egos trying to justify their
indispensable value as moderators. Man-to-man confrontations (whoops! I
mean person-to-person confrontations— my dream of Hillary in 2016
slipped into my rationalizing!) will tell us more about the candidates’
characters than an immoderator pretending to be unobjectively objective.
Debate moderators are needed for immature high school debaters, not needed between grown ups.