One of the big complaints about both the first presidential debate and the vice presidential debate was that the moderators were not able to control the debaters, letting President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence run over time, veer off topic and generally ignore the rules.

President Trump completely ran over Fox News host Chris Wallace during the first presidential debate. In one particular moment during a discussion on Obamacare in last Tuesday's debate, Wallace was repeatedly interrupted by the President before even being able to get a question out. The host practically begged Trump to let him finish his questions.

Wednesday's vice presidential debate was slightly more cordial, but still out of control, as Vice President Pence repeatedly refused to answer the questions asked to him by USA Today's Susan Page. In one moment, after Pence obnoxiously went over time, Page turned to Harris and asked her to keep her response brief to which Harris requested she be given "equal time." 

For the next debate, we need someone who can keep the participants in check and say what we've all been thinking.

Here are our top 10 choices:

1. Samuel L Jackson

The actor and lover of all iterations of "motherf**ker," Sam Jackson wouldn't put up with the racist dog whistles. 

2. Judge Judy

There's no one better than Judge Judy to call you out when you're lying.

3. Denzel Washington

"Equalizer" Denzel will make sure there are no more of these long answers. He's started the countdown on his watch.


4. Gayle King

If Gayle King can handle R. Kelly without batting an eye, she wouldn't let Trump's temper tantrums get to her.

5. Morgan Freeman

After four years of the Trump Administration, we'd love for Principal Joe Clark to come in and clean things up.

6. Steve Harvey

The comedian and Family Feud host has a lot of experience dealing with terrible answers to simple questions.


7. Bill Duke

Donald Trump didn't realize his Proud Boys answer would come back to haunt him. Bill Duke would have let him know that he shouldn't have shouted out white supremacists..

8. Oprah

No one can rein in a difficult interview like Oprah can. She wouldn't let a candidate run over her.


9. Maury Povich

We need a lie detector to keep the Trump Administration in check. And we all know who loves lie detector tests.


Assuming there is a next debate, we can only hope that the powers that be put one of these no-nonsense individuals. Unlike the events we've seen so far, these folks would be ready to lay the smackdown as needed.