In 2000, during the debates, who would have thought that terrorism would be the defining issue of our time? Likewise, the conventional wisdom that the economy will be the most important issue a year from now may -- or may not -- be correct. We elect presidents for four year terms, so it's entirely possible that something else will be the pressing issue next year. That's why the debates should not focus solely on what's happening now...
Coming up, I'll be doing some post-debate analysis at CNN.com. You can watch it here. (Click the real time debate commentary thumbnail on the right).
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