Do we even need debates?

The GOP contenders are meeting today to discuss last week’s debates. They want more Republicans at the moderator table. They believe that the liberals control the microphones and they in fact control the agenda. Funny thing is the candidates both Democrats and Republicans don’t answer the questions anyway. They simply use the questions as an intro into their talking points. What do we actually learn from these televised events? Is it simply entertainment? Share your thoughts.

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  • elogam  On November 6, 2015 at 1:07 am

    The candidates come on to present their positions and ideas. Unfortunately the moderators feel they need to be “hard hitting journalists” and ask the tough (read ‘gotcha!’) questions. Here’s my proposal: cut the pool of candidates on stage to 5. That way people will get more time. Then give each candidate one or two minutes to present their position on a topic proposed by a moderator. Reserve time for rebuttals if candidate A is mentioned by candidate B. Give the moderator an “off” button for each microphone, so when time is up, time is up.

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