The conventions are over - now bring on the presidential debates

In retrospect, it seems that both parties took very successful convention. Both events made headlines and offers moments of history.

The Democratic Party nominated the first black candidate for president of the United States and the Republican Party named its first female Vice-President.

The Democrats, in particular, the Clintons did a wonderful job of unifying the party. Republicans, more specifically, Gov. Sarah Palin managed to revive a campaign boring and largely unsuccessful.

I am not suggesting that the conventions were nothing more than a few days of a lot of fluff, but no more. They are a necessity and certain orders of the company were ignored. However, each party is in control of their own convention. The planning of major transmission need to be completed at night with their messages of hope and change.

A large number of speeches and counselors went to work in the last couple of weeks. His job was to ensure that those who were actually doing the speaker, said the right things on an issue that resonates with his party and the most important swing voters.

Discussions will however be a different story. If candidates spend hours rehearsing and preparing responses to questions will probably be asked but will be tested by the moderator, and others.

The American people are looking for sincerity and his ability to look at the eyes and tell the truth.

The issues will be heard. That is the heart of what this election and the election must be for everyone. His policies are what is going to lead this nation in the next four years.

It will be good to hear straight from the horse's mouth, what each candidate proposes to issues such as energy, Iraq and the economy.

I think the person who will win these debates will be the candidate that speaks to the nation as a group of people able to make an intelligent decision and not speaking to us as dumb people who do not know what is best for them.

We do not want to hear generalities. Do not tell us that they will create more jobs tell us how you will create more jobs. Do not tell us that they will reduce health care costs tells us exactly how it will reduce health care costs.

How long before we can try to get rid of the deficit of nearly a trillion dollars we have now? It may even be possible while we carry out a costly war abroad?

The winner is the one with the correct answers. Who is he? For my part, I can not wait to find out.

DATES:

First presidential debate:
Friday, September 26
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

The vice presidential debate:
Thursday, October 2
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Second presidential debate:
Tuesday, October 7
Belmont University in Nashville, TN

Third presidential debate:
Wednesday, October 15
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

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