The debates are part of the unconscionable fraud that our political campaigns have become. Here is a means to present to the American people a rational exposition of the major issues that face the nation, and the alternate approaches to their solution. Yet the candidates participate only with the guarantee of a format that defies meaningful discourse. They should be charged with sabotaging the electoral process.” — Walter Cronkite
As I mentally prepare myself for tomorrow’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump, I’m reminded again of this quote from Walter Cronkite, which I shared at the start of the primary debate season last year.
Given Trump’s performances during the primary debates, his behavior at his rallies, and his often demonstrated tendency to throw tantrums when he feels insulted, I suspect this debate is going to be less about issues or policy than it will be about personality, and possibly composure.
In any case, it should be interesting…
Image is of an etching of the original design for the White House taken from the White House Museum website – http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/overview.htm.