Yahoo! Sports' Brad Evans on three players who have been impressive through training camp this year.
B~Still: This would be a mistake. Trump needs to participate in the debates as failing to do so will be spun as being a coward by the H camp - which he's not. There should be three moderators at each debate - a well known liberal (H supporter), well known independent, and well known conservative (Trump supporter). These people should be politicians - not media personalities. This is the only way to even out the bias. Each should be limited to asking the exact same questions to both candidates on the top issues Americans are concerned about. All of the questions should come directly from the American people - not the moderators. A site should be set up to organize this and allow for verified REGISTERED VOTERS ONLY to give their feedback on what they want to see discussed. While the candidate is speaking the microphone of the other should be turned off. Candidates should be given ample time to express their thoughts and opinions while the moderators remain COMPLETELY SILENT. Moderators should NOT be allowed to interject or argue with the candidate about the truth or falsehood of their statements. These can be fact checked by the media after the debate and reported on for days later. The debates should be held for 120+ minutes, with candidates given 5 minutes to answer each question and 5 minutes to give a rebuttal to their opponent's comments. This would allow for 12 segments of 10 minutes each for Trump/Clinton to answer questions and give rebuttals on 6 key issues. (Again both would be answering the exact same questions.) Over the course of the next two debates this would allow for discussion of 12 major issues - again, all chosen by the American VOTING public (with legitimate, verifiable registration). Any overage of this 120 minute time frame could allow for a brief 5 minute break in the middle for the candidates to go to the bathroom, get a drink, speak to their managers, etc. At the end they should be given a final 5 minutes to make closing arguments. When giving rebuttals the opposing candidate should not be permitted to speak unless asked a direct question and engaged in a brief dialouge. Otherwise, their mike should be turned off. The last thing that should be implemented is a random sample of audience member participation with no "interested parties" other than the candidates along with their running mates and family members present. Campaign managers, media, interested parties, etc. should be waiting backstage or outside. Just some thoughts to stop all of the craziness and get some consistency to this circus so the rest of us can make a clear and rational decision as to who is going to be best for this country.