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Published: Thursday, Nov. 10 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

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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.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

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.

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