Kiffur Wrote:
Dec 27, 2012 4:25 PM
The only "intelligent" debates occurred during the Republican primaries. Unfortunately, they were not shown nationally, so I was only able to catch one of them: a one-on-one debate between Speaker Gingrich and Herman Cain. The moderator *moderated* and did not impose himself between the combatants and the audience in an attempt to determine the outcome. More importantly, the two candidates were given the questions, allowed time to formulate *answers* and not mere sound bytes, and then given time for response and rebuttal. There was no grandstanding, no name-calling, no personal attacks. It was a friendly, open atmosphere of mutal respect - but one in which the viewer was able to see for herself/himself both the commonground on which...