The Debate Debate

For months, Al Gore and George Bush have been unable to agree on a presidential-debate format, with each candidate accusing the other of ducking a face-off. What do you think?

  • “A free and open debate is absolutely vital if we are to maintain the illusion of American participatory democracy.”

    Gloria Halpern –
    Optometrist

  • “Shit, man, you just know it'll wind up preempting Nash Bridges.”

    Rich Ruffalo –
    Custodian

  • “I thought Bush made a perfectly reasonable demand that the debate be set at a Bush rally and that Gore not be given a microphone.”

    Victor Huard –
    Carpet Installer

  • “Any presidential debate will be a hollow sham unless they invite Natural Law Party candidate John Hagelin.”

    Arthur Reese –
    Investment Advisor

  • “We need a debate so the candidates can get to the heart of their carefully rehearsed opinions on a list of pre-selected topics.”

    Lisa Helgenberg –
    Graphic Designer

  • “A debate would be an invaluable way to see just how different these candidates are. For example, on the issue of the death penalty, Bush supports it, while Gore is strongly in favor.”

    Andre Thomas –
    Systems Analyst

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