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How to get presidential debates without the egos

12:30 PM EDT, October 21, 2012

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After watching the first two presidential debates, I can't help but wonder if we might not be better served by having a debate between Sen. Rob Portman, who stood in for President Obama in mock debates with Mitt Romney, and Sen. John Kerry, who stood in for Mr. Romney in mock debates with Mr. Obama. These two senators studied hard to be able to be convincing surrogates and would probably do a great job in debating each other on the real facts and issues in this campaign without letting tempers or one-upmanship get in the way.

David Gosey, Towson