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With early voting in place in 37 states and the debates often devolving into little more than just stump speeches these days, do we even need a third debate? Everyone always says in politics, a month is a long time to go, but in this day and age of constant streaming information, haven't they already said pretty much everything they could say (over and over and over) again?


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glassthorne wrote:
Oct. 8th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
For those of us who have been following the political race since practically its inception, this third debate is a moot point. Most of us have made our decisions and we're sticking by them, barring some huge earth-shattering revelation made concerning one or the other candidate. I myself am one of these folks, and I already have plans to go the the polls as soon as early voting opens up in my home state of Texas.

However, for those folks who are just now starting to get interested in the presidential race, these debates are probably very important to them, as it's their first time really sitting down and listening to what the candidates have to say. Some of them are not avid followers of the evening news, and there are others who still do not have regular access to the internet, so are unable to follow that way and are not caught up in the constant stream of information.

So for them these debates might mean everything in their decision come election day.
unsilenceddream wrote:
Oct. 8th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
I agree with you. I, too, have been following since the beginning, and so these debates really don't mean anything for me, as far as deciding who to vote for. I've already decided, and, barring some major event, don't intend to change my vote.

For those who have caught on late, though, these debates are perhaps a bigger deal, especially for those who are still undecided.
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