Presidential Debates: Here They Come!

It’s presidential debate time! The moments we’ve all been waiting for in the 2012 campaign!

OK, so maybe you haven’t been on the edge of your seat about the stand-at-the-podium, semi-scripted events that are a presidential campaign rite of passage.  So much of the lead-up coverage for the first debate is about what zingers we’re going to hear. Maybe there will be a Saturday Live-type moment (“Can I Call you, Joe? ‘Cuz I’ve got a couple zingers where I call you Joe.”)

But depending on how firm any particular moderator is, and how willing he or she is to push and follow up on responses, there are a few things I’d really like to hear from President Obama and Mitt Romney — and my debate wish list has nothing to do with a dog on the car roof or who has the better basketball game.

So how do I want moderator Jim Lehrer to kick off the first presidential debate of 2012? I’ve listed my top five requests at my column, The Spin Cycle.

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2 Responses to “Presidential Debates: Here They Come!”

  1. Diana Says:

    I’m not going to lie, I’m mostly just annoyed that this first one is interfering with Criminal Minds. Are there really people who don’t know who they’re voting for yet? It seems like that was norm in previous election cycles, but this time we’re all so divided… is this even necessary anymore? I’m not so sure.

  2. PunditMom Says:

    Diana, Sadly I think there are LOTS of people who are just now starting to tune in to the election and haven’t thought much about it. That said, given the state of partisan politics today, I’d be surprised if those who identify as GOP don’t vote GOP, and same for the Democrats. Of course, since there is always truth in humor …

    http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/undecided-voter/1418227


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