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Live Blogging at Open Borders: U.S. Presidential Debate

September 26, 2008

The Format:

This year’s debates will likely be more open affairs than they have been in the past. Gone is the 32-page treatise we saw in 2004 outlining room temperatures and the type of note paper to be used. Instead, we have 90-minute debate, slated to cover foreign policy issues–though don’t be surprised if the moderator, PBS’s Jim Lehrer, takes the opportunity to quiz the candidates on the ongoing financial crisis.

The debate, being held at the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus, will be broken into eight ten-minute segments. Messrs. McCain and Obama will have 2 minutes to answer the questions posed before a five-minute “discussion period”.

Expect all the usual trimmings, with podiums, stars, lights, cameras, and a very conspicuously placed bald eagle.

 

Mark C. Partridge, Contributing Editor
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One comment

  1. great post.

    http://culturedecoded.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/the-need-for-a-debate/



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