Presidential Debates1 Essay

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Presidential Debates1



Presidential Debates are a very important part of the electoral process in the United
States. These debates help the people of the country understand where each candidate
stands on several current issues that the United States faces, as well as to show the
people what they plan on doing while in office. Aside from this, presidential debates can
also be filled with tension. Both candidates know that every word they say, and every
move they make is being watched by the very people who decide who will become the
president.

The third presidential debate between Vice President Al Gore, and George W. Bush is the
final debate in a series of three. This debate is crucial to these candidates, as the
election that is taking place this year will decide who takes over the presidency from
William Jefferson Clinton, who has been president since he was elected in 1992. This
election, as well as the previous two in the series covers many important issues. One
major issue that was covered was the death penalty, and how it is executed in our system.
Surprisingly, both Gore and Bush agreed on the current state of this system. While Gore
said he believes that DNA should always be a factor in executing such a severe penalty,
each of them agreed on the basic mechanics -- that convicts of the most heinous crimes
should have their final punishment administered fairly and quickly. Another very
important topic that debate touched on was tax cuts, and who they would affect. Vice
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