The history and value of political debates
The recent GOP Senate debate took a nasty turn when candidates Josh Mandel and Mike Gibbons had an onstage standoff. Also, the Ohio Debate Commission has canceled plans for a Republican Gubernatorial debate after Governor DeWine declined to participate.
Political debates are viewed as job interviews for candidates. We’ll look at whether they hold much sway with voters.
- Jill Zimon, Executive Director of the Ohio Debate Commission
- Dr. Mitchell McKinney, Professor of political communication and dean of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Akron
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