One-on-One Presidential Debates
A lot of people think that Presidential debates don’t really mean a lot. They see them as a bunch of people making meaningless, empty, rhetorical statements.
I think that is sentiment is true for the most part. I do think that there is a solution: One-on-one debates. The reason is simple. It is much harder to get away with B.S. statements when you are giving them to one person than it is when giving it to a group.
Dennis Kucinich wants one-on-one debates with Hillary Clinton and John Edwards. Kucinich is a guy that I mostly like, well, except for this.
I think that this is a great idea. Round-robin one-on-one debates would not only be good for TV, it would be good for the electorate, giving us a chance to see straight up how these people compare with one another on individual issues. They would be able to really challenge specific details of one another’s positions better than a moderator can.
Do you agree?
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