Businessman Herman Cain and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have agreed to participate in a Lincoln-Douglas style debate this weekend for the Texas Tea Party Patriots PAC. The debate style will feature much lengthier questions than 30 second answers and should provide some deep policy discussions.
Air Time: Saturday, November 5 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on C-SPAN
Participants: Cain, Gingrich
Live Stream: C-SPAN
Report from Investor’s Business Daily:
The lengthy verbal duel, with time for fully-developed answers not 30-second sound bites, was designed to circumvent the media’s usual entertainment format, designed to produce TV news, gotchas and show off network stars as interrogators. The topics are current economic and social issues and the timekeeper is Rep. Steve King of Iowa.
The C-SPAN network has just informed us here at Investors.com that it will, indeed, broadcast the entire Cain-Gingrich Lincoln-Douglas debate nationally Saturday evening on its main channel, plus C-SPAN Radio and live-stream it at c-span.org. Starting time is 5 p.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Eastern.
Many candidates over the years have called for lengthier, more in-depth debate opportunities but very rarely has this come to fruition. I’m glad we’ll get to see this happen and hope that it will be 90 minutes of informative debate.