October 18, 2016: Should There Be A Third Debate?

October 18, 2016 at 6:29 pm

Between the leaked tape of Donald Trump’s lewd remarks about women and the accusers who have surfaced alleging harassment, thousands of hacked e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, and Twitter wars, this year’s presidential race appears to be built on incivility, mudslinging, and vulgarity. And there’s still one more presidential debate to go. If the candidates don’t plan to address the issues, is the third and final debate even necessary? Some Americans don’t think so. After the performances of both Trump and Clinton at the first two presidential debates this month, public opinion is that there is no ground to be won for either candidate and nothing for viewers at home to gain from another match-up. Among those sharing that opinion is an author and former ABC News correspondent Lynn Sherr who recently made the case to scrap the third debate on Bill Moyers’ website. She joins us tonight to explain why a third presidential debate would be overkill.

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