I’m starting to think presidential debates are a waste of time. The moderator asks the candidates random hypothetical questions and the candidates are expected to give detailed answers to those questions at the top of their heads.
This is unrealistic. When someone is president, they never make decisions on their own. When problems arise, a president always speaks with their advisers and cabinet members before making big decisions.
So why should we expect our presidential candidates to come up with a quick answer during a debate? Sometimes finding answers to questions takes longer than two minutes.
Tim Henley, staff writer