There's only one interview technique that matters... Do your homework so you can listen to the answers and react to them and ask follow-ups. Do your homework, prepare.
I wanted to be a bus driver when I was a kid. I look at bus driving through the eyes of a little boy. I see it as glamorous.
I believe an invitation from the Commission on Presidential Debates is similar to a draft notice - a civic responsibility.
I came from a family of Marines into the family of Marines.
You want to see an angry person? Let me hear a cell phone go off.
A debate has one purpose, one purpose only, and that is to facilitate the exchange of ideas directly between two candidates, and that's it.
If we don't have an informed electorate we don't have a democracy. So I don't care how people get the information, as long as they get it. I'm just doing it my particular way and I feel lucky I can do it the way I want to do it.
There's always a germ of truth in just about everything.
I'm a gatekeeper, and the gatekeepers all used to be mostly old, white men.
I've always said this and finally I had a chance to demonstrate it: The moderator should be seen little and heard even less. It is up to the candidates to ask the follow-up questions and challenge one another.
I always wear blue shirts and I like wine or purple ties.
I'm in the civil discourse business. I think it takes all kinds. And more power to everybody.
If we're going to have debates, let's have real debates.
As I say, I'm a discourse advocate. What form it comes is less important to me than the fact that there is discourse.
If you go to the ball game, you don't need to read the game story.
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