A presidential debate that had substance and discussed the real issues, that would be a first. There is little to be gained from these debates as far as real issues. 90 minutes is just not enough time, and most of the time is spent finishing the other persons statements, instead of answering their own question.
I think instead of giving prepared questions, the moderator should just give a topic. Your question is the Economy, and then they tell us what they think is important about that topic.
I think that this is the most candid way of getting the goals and plans from the candidates.
just my opinion.