99 Word Blog (#052) What Happened To Debating Decorum?

The lack of debating decorum during this presidential election year has been appalling. We the voters are entitled to something more than each accusation being “refuted” by simplistic, kneejerk NUH-UHs.

Regurgitated talking points are not enough. Without sounding wonky or whacky each candidate should be able to coherently articulate his/her political platform.

Candidates should respond to questions, uninterrupted, within the allotted time, while opponents take notes. At that point, opponents then have equal time to refute… again uninterrupted.

Oh, btw… groaning, sighing, rolling one’s eyes is infantile… as is the notion that whoever can shout the loudest is correct.

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