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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 03:50 PM

2. Thank you!

 

Definitely the Kennedy vs Nixon is the very best. I was too young to vote then, but to this day, I love watching the film of it. JFK was, in my opinion, the greatest president of my lifetime, saving civilation during the missile crisis.

I have mixed feelings about the true value of debates. Once they are in office, presidents do not need to debate. However, as you note, there is a big advantage to being able to answer questions -- as both JFK and President Obama did so very well. Again, as you said, those skills are almost exclusively seen in settings other than debates.

I do not think it would be difficult to make what is called a "debate" these days into what the word actually implies. If a couple simple steps were taken, they would actually be of much, much more value. I suspect the ratings would be a lot higher, too.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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