The long-awaited Presidential debate season kicks off tonight as Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump squares off against the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. The debate will take place at 9:00 PM at Hofstra University in New York, where both candidates have ties — it is where Trump currently lives and where Clinton was a two-term Senator.
Some pundits wonder about Trump’s temperament, while others question if Clinton has a viable plan for the economy and jobs. Tonight is an opportunity to finally see the candidates side-by-side and compare where they stand on the issues.
This will be the first of three Presidential debates in addition to a Vice Presidential showdown happening on October 4th.
Logistically, the debate will be 90 minutes with no breaks, where topics are divided into 6 time segments with a 15-minute time frame for each. The moderator will start with a question that each nominee will respond to and then they will be able to respond to each other’s comments. The topics for the debate include “America’s direction” and “achieving prosperity” and “securing America”.
With satisfaction of the two parties’ nominees at the lowest point since the early 90’s, both candidates must do their best tonight to appeal to those on the fence. Fiscal conservatives should be on the lookout for an issue that has thus far been neglected: America’s soaring debt and spending. With Election Day now just about 6 weeks out, both candidates will be looking at tonight as an opportunity to pull ahead and eventually earn the title: President of the United States. Those who care about the debt and spending should be on the lookout to see if our next President will have concrete goals for getting our fiscal house in order.