In our opinion: Up for debate


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  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    Nov. 11, 2011 2:41 p.m.

    I agree these debates are great. They allow a candidate without a lot of money to get his name and ideas out. Gingrich I thought was hoping for a vice presidential spot. He has a lot of good ideas. ALL the candidates have contributed. It is also very good training for the debates with Obama.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Nov. 11, 2011 8:14 a.m.

    I agree, and like the writer, am cheered that there are more debates this year.

    Last time it seemed that there were only two or three debates and then, before I knew it, and before we really knew the candidates sufficiently, it was all over. McCain was the GOP candidate and his lack of appeal to many as a prospective president led to his losing the election for the GOP.

    This year several debates have already developed or modified the candidates' views, have presented a wonderful exchange of ideas and clarifications of the contestors for the nomination. Actual plans have been presented by a number, sometimes changing, and there seems to me to be a real choice, despite cynicism in some quarters.

    Questions were often apposite and testing, helpful to viewers, a trial by fire for the political contestants. If you can't find the debates on your TV, you can usually find them on the internet, if you are patient.