I was reading about the locations of the debates this election cycle and decided they were lame.
First presidential debate:
Friday, September 26
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Vice presidential debate:
Thursday, October 2
Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Second presidential debate:
Tuesday, October 7
Belmont University, Nashville, TN
Third presidential debate:
Wednesday, October 15
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Of the four, only the vice presidential debate will be held in a state that anyone considers a battleground. The shadowy “nonpartisan, nonproft” Commission on Presidential Debates is in the tank for Democrats and Republicans and is lame – this we know.
I would imagine Democrats and Republicans would rather their candidates have debates in less contentious locations. Considering I don’t think any of the presidential debates will be within 90 minutes of a battleground state, I suppose they did a great job of that.
Why not have one in Philadelphia or Talahassee – cities in the two largest, most competitive states?
Here are some battleground states, host them anywhere there to create an important atmosphere:
Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvnaia, Virginia, Wisconsin.
Image from Britannica.