Dr. Mitchell S. McKinney joins the podcast to examine the history of the format and what debates bring to voters.
The sole vice presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle was staged on Wednesday in Salt Lake City, with California Senator Kamala Harris taking on Vice President Mike Pence. Never has it been more necessary to analyze the fitness of a prospective vice president, with two septuagenarians vying for the highest office in the federal government.
Dr. Mitchell S. McKinney teaches political communication, and rhetorical theory and criticism at the University of Missouri. He has also served as a staff member in the U.S. Senate, at the White House and has worked as a consultant to C-SPAN and the U.S. Commission on Presidential Debates. He joined the podcast to examine this week’s vice presidential debate, the history of debates and what the debates bring to voters.