Kiffur Wrote:
Dec 27, 2012 4:54 PM
From what I remember reading at the time of the Republican primary, I think the Lincoln-Douglas format of these debates was suggested by Speaker Gingrich, who threw out a challenge to the Republican candidates; I don't know if Mr. Cain and Senator Santorum were the only candidates who took him up on the offer, or if the lack of national sponsorship precluded any more than two such debates. What I *do* know, is that Presidential politics is the poorer for NOT using this debate format.Presidential politics should be dependent on intelligent debates, rather than on a series of infantile gameshow "events".