A Good Point
Imagine a debate with direct questions, questions requiring a simple “yes/no” answer, hypothetical scenarios and “what would you do” type of questions, follow-up questions by the moderator or audience members, maybe even a device akin to a “shot clock” (If the candidate dodges something for more than thirty seconds… the rest of his/her time is cut-off and the other candidate is rewarded the microphone.) You get my point. We are trying to choose between two candidates for the most powerful job in the world. Asking them to participate in a real debate shouldn’t be too much to ask. Furthermore, it’s time for the networks to ask for, or even demand, a seat at the negotiating table. If we are going to cover the “debates,” the campaigns shouldn’t be the only ones dictating the terms.
Imagine a real debate.