The race for the White House is officially underway now that both party’s have chosen their nominees.
For the next three months, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will embark on a nasty, exhausting campaign to convince enough voters in about 10 battleground states to trust them to hold the most powerful office on earth.
Each rally, each ad, and each contact will be strategically targeted to specific counties, media markets, and to specific voters. This means the candidates will not have much of a chance to make their case to a broad range of voters across the country.
Events like the conventions are one of very few chances to do so, which is why each party does its best to put on the best showcasing of their candidate.
The other opportunity for each candidate to make their case to the entire country is the presidential debates. As is typically the case these days, there will be three presidential debates and one Vice President debate.
Presidential Debate Schedule
- Monday, September 26: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
- Sunday, October 9: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
- Wednesday, October 19: University of Nevada, Las Vegas Nevada
Vice President Debate Schedule
- Tuesday, October 4: Longwood University, Farmville, VA
One question I do have about the schedule is the October 9 debate. A debate on a Sunday night during football season? What gives? Did Debbie Wasserman Schultz make this decision?
Either way, expect these debates to draw yuuuge ratings.