Make your voice heard! Answer the Humor Times Poll on the presidential debates!
The presidential debates are coming. Of course, they usually have little effect on the election outcome, as voters always think their guy wins.
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Each presidential debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC among others.
They will also be streamed live online, on C-SPAN, Presidential Election News’ Election Central, and other websites.
The dates are: October 3, 11, 16 and 22, 2012.
The first debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.
The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.
The second debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics, and the third debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.
The format for the final debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.