To Understand The Spectacle Of Presidential Debates, Look Back To 1960, Says Harvard Historian
Fred Logevall, author of a new JFK biography, discusses the 1960 presidential debates between Kennedy and Nixon.
SOURCE: The Conversation
VP Debates are Often Forgettable – But Dan Quayle Never Recovered from His 1988 Debate Mistake
by Chris Lamb
"Dan Quayle was a one-term vice president whose greatest contribution to politics came in a VP debate. In the dog-eat-dog world of politics, no politician since has wanted to end up on the Quayle end of the fire hydrant."
Debates Are Unpredictable
by Ron Faucheux
In a close election, a debate can matter, and debates are lost more than they are won. Some examples from the television era of campaigning should give viewers a sense of how to judge Biden and Trump on Tuesday night.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Winners and Losers from the Bernie Sanders-Joe Biden Debate
Biden drove home the point that he would be a steady, pragmatic hand at an uncertain time.
Political Debates Weren’t Always This Exciting
by Josh Zeitz
Would you want to listen to three-and-a-half hours of Abraham Lincoln?
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