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More Case-Hirono debates ideal but only if substantial

By Cynthia Oi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 26, 2012

~~<p>Debates among candidates more often than not seem to be a twisted form of entertainment for political junkies. For the news organizations that live and breathe for them through election cycles, debates offer bales of fodder for gotcha moments and flip-flop episodes and, on noble occasions, consideration of serious insight.</p>
<p>For voters who have already made up their minds, debates can confirm their choices. For the inquisitively undecided, debates present opportunities to inspect candidates&rsquo; outlooks, temperament and ideas.</p>
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Debates among candidates more often than not seem to be a twisted form of entertainment for political junkies. For the news organizations that live and breathe for them through election cycles, debates offer bales of fodder for gotcha moments and flip-flop episodes and, on noble occasions, consideration of serious insight.

For voters who have already made up their minds, debates can confirm their choices. For the inquisitively undecided, debates present opportunities to inspect candidates’ outlooks, temperament and ideas. Login for more...



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