Originally Posted by parafly
Personally, I did not like the format.
It was very unorganized, almost seemed like a free for all on the stage. Also, the questions were very weak. Every question amounted to "what are the differences between the two of you?" Very general and bland.
You prefer the alternative format where each candidate gets 2 minutes to answer a question while the other gets a 30 second rebuttal? Then they have that buzzer that sounds when they go over 2 minutes.
I find in the "2 minute" style of debates the candidates have to compress their answers in to quick sound bytes that lack substance and detail.