by Ryan McMaken
It looks like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are planning to debate each other. Drudge today is calling it “the debate of the century.”
Color me skeptical. If it happens, the debate will provide some entertainment for political junkies, but the areas of disagreement between the two are actually quite small, and the debate is likely to focus on “soft” issues like being polite to women. Don’t look for much debate on issues that get to the heart of the economic system.
The debate’s primary significance is in how it marginalizes Hillary Clinton, but as an actual “debate” this event will be almost totally about slogans and style since the candidates already agree on many key issues.