Presidential Debates Offer Glimpse into Election

Bentley Holley

Bailey Bilderback, Reporter

This year is the dreaded Election Year. Most students have an opinion on the candidates and who will win; which is evident in the student’s speech.

“John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon squared off in the furst televised presidential debates in American history,” said. “The Kennedy-Nixon debates not only had a major impact on the elections outcome, but ushered in a new era in which crafting a public image and taking advantage of media exposure became essential ingredients of a successful political campaign.”

Both Mitch Jensen and Johnny Jergensen, seniors, admit that the first thing they think of when they hear election 2016 is a completely horrible bad joke.

“I’m pretty sure the debates are purely for entertainment at this point,” senior Mitch Jensen said.

The history of the debates have changed this year, because Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are considered comical, but the debates should be taken seriously because the person that wins is going to be determining the future of America.