Yes the Commission on Presidential Debates is anti-democratic. The Commission is made up of the two dominant parties, the Democratic and Republic parties. Both parties conspire to create high hurdles in order to make it difficult for smaller parties to join the Presidential debates. A majority of Americans want a third party, but the Commission is one of many institutions conspiring to supress the wishes of the people.
Presidential debates are necessary so voters can make informed decisions during presidential election years in the United States. The Commission is one way our democracy is upheld by having debates between candidates. The nonpartisan organization has been helping inform voters since 1987 not just in the United States, but in developing nations as well.