Do Presidential Debaters Need a Time Out?
Were Obama and Romney rude and disrespectful? Or were they just being forceful in the debate?
Who won Tuesday night's Presidential debate perhaps largely hinges on whether you are Barack Obama or Mitt Romney supporter.
But what of the interruptions, talking over the opponent and finger pointing? Or ignoring the time limits for offering responses? If these were your own kids, would you put up with this?
As I surveyed comments on Patch's live blog (click here to see the post and replay the discussion) and read comments on Facebook, there seems to be universal disgust and a lot of agreement that the second Presidential debate often lacked civility and good manners.
So, what's the solution. One friend suggested blowing an air horn when the debater gets out of line. Another suggested cutting off the power to their microphone when they exceed their time limits.
What do you think? How would you rein in disrespectful debating? Or would you? Take our poll and then explain your vote in the comments below.