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Prima Donna Moderators and Shifting Formats Devalue Debates

kdfosterjr Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 11:22 AM
Suggested debate format: 1) each debater in a soundproof booth. 2) ask the question. 3) turn on mike for each person one at a time. 4) give each 3 min per question. 5) turn off mike after 3 min. No exceptions. 6) when their mike is on let them rant and rave about anything they want. Who need as moderator.
"Three down and one to go. That's the scorecard for the American electorate evaluating the Republican and Democratic nominees for president and vice president, based on their performances in the total of four nationally televised debates. Thus far, viewers have indeed been exposed to differing styles offered by the four candidates (including Smirkin' Joe Biden's insufferable and childish attempts to throw Paul Ryan off stride with his repeated interruptions and bouts of laughter). We also have been able to glean glimpses of each man's substantive views on at least some of the important issues the next administration will face.

Unfortunately, having...