August 30, 2012

The Denver Post's politics desk is looking for 12 Coloradans to live-blog their insights, commentary and analysis while watching a broadcast of the first presidential debate
Even if the iron grip of the Commission on Presidential Debates can’t be broken this year, it should be challenged aggressively as part of a multi-year strategy to renew democracy

August 29, 2012

This could be the first year since 1988 that Washington University in St. Louis has not been the site of a presidential or vice-presidential debate
Presidential Debate advice for Mitt Romney from Lee Cary in the American Thinker
Debate viewers should pay close attention to what President Obama and Mitt Romney convey about their intentions with respect to the current danger of yet another Mideast War
Ohio Senator Rob Portman says he expects a tougher President Obama when the presidential candidates face off in October

August 27, 2012

Larry King will be anchoring coverage on YouTube following the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates later this year
When Barack Obama and Mitt Romney come to Lynn University in October for the last of the presidential debates, the Palm Beach County School District wants its students prepared
Jim Lehrer is deep in debate prep and has no regrets about changing his mind
Ohio Senator Rob Portman has agreed to play the role of President Obama in debate prep sessions with Mitt Romney

August 23, 2012

This year’s presidential debates could have as decisive an effect on the election outcome as any since 1980, if not 1960

August 22, 2012

The moderator of the vice presidential debate, Martha Raddatz, was previously married to a top Obama official, an association both ABC News and the Commission on Presidential Debates do not view as a conflict of interest
Rush Limbaugh's description of Vice Presidential Debate moderator Martha Raddatz as a far left-wing liberal Democrat is inaccurate
Boston University religion professor Stephen Prothero says Mitt Romney will have to talk about his faith during the presidential debates
The League of Conservation Voters has launched a petition drive pressing the moderator of the first presidential debate, Jim Lehrer of PBS, to ask about the environment
Senior aides to Mitt Romney are also eagerly anticipating the three presidential debates in October
Centre College is slowly but surely preparing itself for the Vice Presidential Debate- an event they say could be one for the books
The video-sharing site YouTube is gearing up for the fall campaign with a new site that will feature video of the presidential debates and the vice presidential debate

August 21, 2012

The Commission on Presidential Debates doesn't want to invite Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson to the upcoming debates and he's trying to persuade them to change their minds
The devolution of presidential debates is, in part, purposeful
The Commission on Presidential Debates has set up a format this year that figures to actually make the discussion on the debate stage more serious and detailed
Cal Thomas says the tired “debate” format devised in 1960 for the televised Nixon-Kennedy meeting and made worse in the 1970s needs serious updating

August 20, 2012

For the first time since 1980, the Republican challenger has an opening to knock the president down to size during the upcoming Presidential Debates
The announcement of this fall’s debate moderators exposed the gulf between a new media environment moving at hyperspeed and the secretive Commission on Presidential Debates, which is steeped in the traditions of political stagecraft from prior decades
Chris Van Hollen says that he’s comfortable playing the Republican vice presidential candidate in the Democratic ticket’s debate preparations because he knows how Paul Ryan presents his case

August 18, 2012

Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland has emerged as the choice to play Representative Paul Ryan in mock debates with Vice President Joe Biden

August 15, 2012

Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm says Vice President Joe Biden may have an easier time preparing to debate Paul Ryan
The Commission on Presidential Debates is denying Univision's request to host a 'forum' with the presidential candidates that would address Latino issues

August 13, 2012

PBS's Jim Lehrer will host the first presidential debate on October 3 in Denver, Colo, CNN's Candy Crowley will host the second, town-hall debate on October 16 in Hempstead, N.Y., CBS's Bob Schieffer will host the third debate on October 22 in Boca Raton, Fla., and ABC's Martha Raddatz will host the vice presidential debate on October 11 in Danville, Ky.

August 10, 2012

Former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson, the first and last woman to moderate a presidential debate, is asking women to demand that at least one of this year's presidential debates be moderated by a woman