Wow…didn’t realize that there would be so many “nattering nabobs of negativism” regarding the debate. Yes, it is not perfect – but no one ever claimed that it would be. But it’s something — a venue, a forum, for the candidates to talk directly to the voters and field questions posed by citizens. Some of the problems with organizing this event are a matter of election laws, and others a matter of “should have thought of that” items that can be addressed the next time around. But overall — I truly believe that this debate will be a good thing — for the candidates and for the citizens. And I am optimistic that the candidates won’t restrict their views and comments to the traditional “canned” campaign-speak.