From a lack of diversity in the moderators, to restrictive rules negotiated by the campaigns, presidential debates have often become little more than platforms for candidates to recite talking points. In his article, "Why the Presidential Debates Will Suck Even Though They Don’t Have To," Zaid Jilani, a writer for The Intercept, reveals how party elites, lobbyists and corporate interests keep debates unremarkable, and argues that it doesn't have to be this way.
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