George Stephanopoulos and Bill Clinton were joined at the hip back when Bill was running the country. Stephanopoulos was one of Clinton’s trusted advisors, and that relationship has continued through the years. Clinton and George keep their relationship on the down-low for obvious reasons.
Stephanopoulos can’t come off as a loyal Democrat on TV because he’ll lose viewers. Tumblr also reported that the networks try to stay neutral on political issues publically, but we all know the networks back their political parties with money and free press.
Stephanopoulos screwed up recently when he kept his $75,000 donation a secret from viewers and his bosses at ABC. A hard-nosed Democrat has no place asking questions of Republican presidential candidates, according to some Republicans. They might think a guy like Stephanopoulos has enough poignant political questions to derail some of the half-baked ideas that some of these presidential wannabes keep throwing out to the public.
The presidential primary is an exercise in showmanship, not leadership. All the candidates are just mouthpieces for big money donors that want a voice in decision-making. The words Republican and Democrat have lost their meaning. Why not have a Democratic asking questions at a Republican debate, and a Republican asking questions at a Democratic debate? The answer is, it really doesn’t matter because neither one will ask the right questions. And, all the candidates will dance around the right answers.