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Presidential Debate Still On--Maybe

Posted Friday, September 26, 2008

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As of now the presidential debate is still on whether John McCain shows up or not. Debates normally are part theater, part carnival and this year is no exception. Has McCain’s suspension of his campaign been an example of brilliant leadership… or a political stunt? What can we expect if there’s an empty chair on the stage next to Obama? If both candidates do show up, how can we get the most out of the exchange? How is our national security affected by an economy on the edge of meltdown? And what questions would you want to ask? Round One coming up on The Sound of Ideas®.




Joe Frolik, The Plain Dealer editorial board
Toria Tolley, Journalist and Media Coach, The Business of Talk
Benjamin Bates, Rhetorician and Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Ohio University
Jim Newell, Editor,

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