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not good

It's alarming that Romney and Obama both get to exercise absolute control over the selection of format, eliminating any/all spontaneity from the debates. They handpick compliant panelists and moderators, prohibit candidate-to candidate questioning, require the screening of town-hall questions, severely limit response times, and ban follow-up questions.

Unfortunately we'll be watching tonights debate...a glorified news conference with Romney and Obama superficially glazing over the issues while reciting memorized sound-bites to fit 90-second response slots.