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Is The Debate Format Passé?

 

October 17, 2016



This Wednesday night will be the last presidential debate of 2016. While the debates have drawn millions of viewers and generated follow up headlines and news stories, it’s highly questionable as to how beneficial they are in helping Americans make wise choices when it comes to selecting a president.

The current debate structure has its positives. It allows us to compare candidates directly in real time. We can see not only how their answers and the breadth of their knowledge may differ, but also how they differ in actions and temperament.

But the debates also have become so staid and...



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