On debates in general, I think debate really matters only when the discussion is honest and open. I've learned a great deal from such debates.
As for the political debates on television for the presidential race, I think it's garbage. Both Rombama and Obamney are puppets for the Corporate Party -- both Goldman-Sachs stooges. Count on either one of them to go along with another bailout or two or some equally inane policy.
If Romney gets elected, I think he'll continue in Obama's insane legacy of murder by Executive Order (including American citizens), signing laws that allow for the indefinite detention of American citizens without charges, wars of corporate greed, ignoring the Constitution. In fact, I'm getting rather fed up with politicians marginalizing and even demonizing the Constitution -- effectively committing treason.
I love the honesty of Dr. Ron Paul. The worst thing about him is a couple of articles that someone else wrote and unscrupulous news reporters try to shackle him with. Such is the "spin" mentality of today's Corporate Party media whores.
There is one debate coming up for the 3rd Party candidates. Now that could prove interesting. October 23, online. I've avoided the Demopublican vs. Republicrat farce, but the 3rd Party debates have my interest. They're not puppets on a script.
If you didn't catch both halves of the Corporate Party presidential conventions, you should see the following two clips. Politics has died and the body politic has become a putrid stench on the land.
America used to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Now, Americans are, for the most part, blind and enslaved cowards.