Debates Are Coming Up Soon


Donald Trump talks to the public as he is persuading them to get on his side and vote for him. Trump is at the podium talking about the things that concern him the most. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore.

Bailey Young, Staff Writer

With 2016 rolling up, the presidential candidates prepare themselves to run for office. Elections have everything to do with disagreeing, arguing, and rivals. Some people want republicans to win this election, and other people want Democrats to win this election. Citizens predict who will win, who will do well in debates, and who can represent our country the best.


For those who do not know who  is running, on the Republican side is: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, and more. On the Democratic side is: Joe Biden, Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, and Jim Webb. These politicians are preparing themselves as much as they can before each debate. There has only been one debate so far in the race, but there are more to come. Debates show the knowledge of each candidate on certain topics. Those that show more knowledge will be favored by the moderators of the debate and the people of The United States of America.


The first debate was on August 6th and was broadcasted by Fox News. The debate was held in Cleveland, Ohio at the Quicken Loans Arena. It had 16 candidates in all, but Donald Trump ran the show all night long. Trump aimed for his rivals, answered back quickly to the moderators, he wasn his a game in this debate. Trump would tell the public his very own opinion on anything. The other nine candidates were very shocked by Trump’s answers, but at the same time, they were amused at what he had to say.  Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio had high expectations from the Republican Party and they both needed to come out firing and respond with the best responses. The Fox News moderators asked very difficult questions to the candidates.  Marco Rubio and Scott Walker stayed away from the saying the wrong thing. They needed to stay high in the polls, so they played smart in responding to the moderators. Another candidate that did very well was Ben Carson. For the most part, all candidates showed a lot of confidence and made it through with ease.


The Democrats have not have not had a debate in the presidential race. The first Democratic debate will be held on October 13th in Nevada. The specific location will be announced within a couple of weeks. With only 5 debates scheduled, some candidates are arguing that there should be more, and some say that this is the perfect amount. Those demanding more think it is unfair to have such a small amount of debates in the campaign to become president. The November and December debates will not be primetime and will be competing with the football season; college football is on Saturdays and professional is on Sundays. The Republican debates are during the week, and that is when people watch the news versus football on the weekends.


With it being early in the election season, reporters say the polls are “pointless.” They say it is too early to determine or give anyone an advantage in the race. There are a lot more debates to prove that they are the person to be president. They just need to focus on their performance at the debates to come. Everyone still has a fair chance to prove themselves and move up in the polls before Election Day. It is too early to tell who win the Presidential Race.